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where the water returns into a steam boiler

I think i may have an issue with where the water returns into a steam boiler. although everything seems to be working fine. I am concerned about the flow of the return water. I have a crown jamacia steam boiler I had to move it to the coal shoot to accommodate a new b vent for the old chimney was on it way out. I kept most of the pipes attached to the furnace and used rollers to move it however the pipes did move. the water return wraps around the back to the right side of the furnace. My question is should the pipe be sloping downward towards the return or should it be level all the way around. If a pic will help I can provide one. Right now it is a half a bubble sloped upwards away from the return which i can fix i just need to know how far i have to go.


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,947

    Water should be able to return to the boiler, or to a drain which you can open (to clean out the crud, should you ever need to).  So... if there is no separate drain, it should slope towards the boiler.  Doesn't have to be much.

    You are going to check everything for leaks, aren't you?!
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • bennythepitbullbennythepitbull Member Posts: 22
    check for leaks yes

    Thanks for the help and yes I have fired this puppy up and there is no leaks, even with the thing sloped back wards. I seem to have an odd set up when I compare what I have vs what I see in others. I am going to post some pics for advise when i get home. thanks again
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