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What's wrong with this picture?
No, it's not a trick question.
if they didn't use the hi-temp o-rings on the ProPress fittings, that would be wrong- assuming even these are steam-rated. But how would you know?
We might ProPress a return line, but would never use it for steam-carrying pipes.All Steamed Up, Inc.
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MikeyB Member Posts: 696Piping
Why even bother doing a portion of the Equalizer & Hartford Loop Connection in screw pipe?0
ChrisJ Member Posts: 14,379I'm a noob but I'll give it a shot.
I figure the best way to learn is to try.
They used copper for the riser, header and mains. These will probably have failed joints in the near future.
And for some reason they used a tiny amount of iron in the one spot they could have used copper?Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment0
The union on the boiler riser is useless. Didn't help assembly and wont help disassembly0
Looks like the job of a good hot water guy0
You're all right
I wasn't aware there were pro press fittings that could handle steam. But even if they were rated for the temps, I'd assume the movement of the pipes would cause a lot of issues.0
pro press header
If I were you, I would remove and replace that header before you get into the heating season.0
i wonder how long it will last? I'm gonna have to use that picture for a class i'll be doing at the plumbers meeting..i think they will get a kick out of it..how did you run across it?gwgillplumbingandheating.com
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I was actually pondering this scenario once, so I proposed it to Dan at a seminar. I started by saying, "while I would never do this, what would you think about using press fittings to put a steamer together on the fly? Wouldn't the o-ring connections work well for expansion and contraction while not disturbing the seal?". While Dan didn't respond with an enthusiastic "Yes!", he did agree. At the end of the day, the header is well above the recommended height, there are no bullheaded tees, and the hartford loop looks textbook. Lets find something else to talk about0
Could be worse
The installer will have cashed the last check before the fittings fail and they will blame pro press for saying the fittings would work on steam when they fail. Any one see any installations with the press steel fittings yet?Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.
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Here's the deal
We are strictly an oil company, no gas work. We do oil heat inspections for home inspectors. This house was listed as oil which is how we ended up there. We couldn't do the inspection, but I did snap the picture before I left. Thought you guys would like it.
As stated above, yes, the piping looks right, except for the copper and pro press. This conversion was done 2 years ago, so it's been through at least one winter. I suggested to the home inspector that he may want to do some research on weather this is to code.
Feel free to use the pic, Gerry. I know I will.0
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