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Steam Pipe expansion
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How much would a 1" diameter, 10 foot long iron steam pipe expand from room temperature to 212 degrees?
of an answer do you need? Off the cuff, I would say "about one half inch" If you need something more accurate than that, you need to provide more parameters. Research: "linear thermal expansion of various pipes"
at least 1/4"
i don't know exactlyhow far that pipe will expand but I can tell you that a 2" steam main that circles my chimney (about 12 ft long) expands about 1/4" and perhaps a bit more. When cold, the main vent is touching a cold water pipe but when it's full of steam that 2" iron pipe is 1/4" away from the vent.
BobSmith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
From 70 to 212 in 60 seconds....
About 1/8th of an inch."If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"
-Ernie White, my Dad0
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