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A Very Special MegaSteam

Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 15,657
This is the house where I designed and helped build a one-pipe steam system some ten years ago, which was featured in Plumbing & Mechanical magazine and is referenced in Dan's "Throw-Backs" article. It's owned by the daughter and son-in-law of my old boss. The well water apparently has a chloride problem, which killed the Columbia CSFH-3 boiler. The house sits down the hill from a main highway that gets a lot of salt in the winter.



What's the most corrosion-resistant steamer out there? Read on......
All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,657
    edited November 2009
    The new MegaSteam

    We converted the original 2-1/2" offset header to a drop header, but the rest of the piping was fine. We also re-used the Vaporstat and low-pressure gauge that we had added a couple years ago. The owner built a platform for the new unit so we didn't have to set it up on blocks. And it's quieter, too!



    Not sure what happened to that one pic.....
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,045
    nice looking install.

    strange looking basement walls..is that common over there?
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,657
    The house

    is something like 150 years old. There is only a small partial basement with some classic stonework and not much headroom. But plenty of room for a boiler!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
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