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ko63
ko63 Member Posts: 3
what if any are the advantages of a inverted bucket over a f&t on a low pressure sten system under !% lbs. ?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,457
    None

    they don't handle air well, and they require more attention than F&T traps. The only place they work well is if you have to lift condensate to an overhead return.



    See chapter 10 of "The Lost Art of Steam Heating".
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  • ko63
    ko63 Member Posts: 3
    ko63

    thank you very much. next ?. whitch will move more condesate bucket or a f&t? iwork for a boiler company in dc and we deal with a lot of low pressure steam & some one pipe steam.can never have enough help.we are the next dead men. dan is great! look foreword to your to your answer.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,457
    edited October 2012
    To answer that question

    I'd need to know whose traps you're using- make, model etc. Many manufacturers have trap performance charts online, which makes it easier to determine what they will do.



    In general, the F&T is the better choice for heating work. If you need more air-venting capacity than an F&T can provide, you can do something like this:



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/142217/The-King-Of-All-Crossover-Traps



    One-pipe steam systems generally don't use traps, unless a pumped-return is involved. And most pumped-return setups really aren't needed.
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