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To prime or not to prime ?

IrvIrv Member Posts: 95
Prime the pigtail with water, or let it develop on it's own ?



  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,947
    Prime it...

    depending on where it's mounted, it can take anywhere from a few cycles to weeks to fill on its own.
    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
  • Brad WhiteBrad White Member Posts: 2,393


    Our standard detail includes a tee with an up-turned street elbow and valve for the purpose although a plug and funnel would work as well. Cheap insurance to protect your essential instrumentation, IMHO.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"

    -Ernie White, my Dad
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