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condensate pumps and water legs advise

clammy
clammy Member Posts: 2,806
I want to make sure i'm not off base in my thinking that a water leg before a condensate pump inlet  will restrict air venting from  the gravity return and may cause slower disharge from f&t traps and also mask failed further down the line by seal em them from the condensate pumps vent because of the water leg.If i am correct in my thoughts then i guess i'm not crazy to think that after i re pipe the gravity return with out the water leg ,that i may see steam out of my recievers vent and that the f&t which was installed at the end of one gravity return is probalby hiding a bunch of fail traps ?thanks for any advice some times ya need to  confirm what you think you know  peace and good luck clammy
R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
NJ Master HVAC Lic.
Mahwah, NJ
Specializing in steam and hydronic heating

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,660
    edited December 2009
    I think you're on target

    knuckleheads often use "master traps" instead of fixing the traps that are already there.



    If you're worried about steam reaching the tank, put an aquastat in the return line at the tank and wire it to stop the burner at 190° or so.



    But I'd wonder if the tank and pump are really needed in the first place.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 2,806
    Thanks

    Thanks Frank I thought i was on the right track ,at one time when all things where original i believe it was gravity but alot i think has changed and there's been alot of knukle head things done and some things disconneted for what ever reason like leaks .Thanks again for your insight and advice.peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
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