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Where did Paul go?

Anyone follow through on plans to retrofit a Paul system to one pipe steam? I've followed a few threads on this over the years, but they've all... dried... up.

Does Dan's new book go into this at all? (Geez, I've got to buy that already.)



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,324
    edited April 2010
    Not sure

    if any of them got past the talking stage. I seem to remember Boilerpro was looking at doing one- Dave, any word?

    Definitely buy the new book!
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  • Luv'nsteam
    Luv'nsteam Member Posts: 272
    Paul system conversion

    I am installing a new steam boiler and adding four rads to my existing system.  This is taking me forever, but I am very particular and it is not the only project on my "honey do" list, not to mention we have heat with a wood stove and I have had to learn each & every detail of my system.  Aside form the time, it has been fun and rewarding. 

    My system was originally a Trane vapor system.  I still have the Trane mercury-filled check valve-like device (as shown in TLAOSH, page 257, bottom right picture) and will use it again with the conversion.  I had intended to do the Paul conversion now, but decided with all of the upgrades and modifications, to use the system for at least one winter to get a base line of oil consumption & efficiency.  With this figure in hand, I hope to convert my system for the winter of 2011/2012 into the Paul system and then have real data to compare my savings too.  Only time will tell if I actually perform the conversion (best laid plans of mice & men, you know).  If/when I actually do it, I will most definitely post pictures, costs and a description of work performed.  I have already had many email conversations with Dan about this and am armed with all the info I need (I think).

    Thank you,

  • Patrick_North
    Patrick_North Member Posts: 249

    I'm eager to learn more, if you don't mind forwarding any insight you gleaned from Dan et al.


  • Patrick_North
    Patrick_North Member Posts: 249
    Hey Gerry Gill-

    As the venting maven around here, have you ever worked on a Paul retrofit?

    Anybody else?


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