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Maximum height

SteveSteve Member Posts: 486
Is there a maximum height a floor standing boiler Can be Off the floor.

We have always Installed on a 4 inch or 6 inch pad.

Because of all the floods one customer has asked We install 18 inches off the floor

Never done this, but could not find anything to prove it could not be done.

Thanks guys


  • JStarJStar Member Posts: 2,668
    edited November 2012

    Depends. Is it steam or hot water? How how is the ceiling? Hot problem. Steam...potential problems. You need to maintain some critical dimensions with steam. For either, you need to ensure proper vent connection pitch.
    - Joe Starosielec
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  • SteveSteve Member Posts: 486
    Thanks for responding

    Sorry I was not clear it is hot water it will work fine mechanically

    I could not find any code That's called for a maximum height under a freestanding boiler
  • SteveSteve Member Posts: 486

  • SteveSteve Member Posts: 486

  • billtwocasebilltwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I doubt there is a maximum

    EK boilers must be close to that with the stands. I had boilers in attics due to location. As long as it is safe/secure, and all relief valves piped to code, and unit can be serviced, I can't find anything. I have always installed on 4" solid cement blocks. If it is a flood zone, check with the building dept.
  • billbill Member Posts: 429
    As far as I can tell

    with all the flooding hoopla on the the east coast, the higher the better!!
  • EricEric Member Posts: 261
    as long as the boiler

    As long as the boilers supported properly on a stable base, (non-combustible), there is nowhere that says you can't raise it to the ceiling, as long as piping things mentioned above are not an issue and proper clearances are kept.
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