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Relocate Steam Radiator Piping

Rickr86 Member Posts: 3
<span style="font-size:12pt">I have a one-pipe steam heating system. The main steam line runs on the left side of the basement and the supply lines branch off and also go up to the radiators on the left side of the house. I want to move one of the radiators on the first floor from the left side of the kitchen to the right side of the kitchen. So I basically want to turn the pictured branch line 180 degrees in the basement so it can go up to the new radiator location on the right side of the house.</span>


<span style="font-size:12pt">Can I do this and will it unbalance the steam system?</span>


<img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img854/2608/48465810.jpg" width="640" height="282" alt="" />


<img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img835/4780/img2864jw.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="" />


<span style="font-size:12pt">Supply Line I want to move to other side</span>

<img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img820/2421/img2869af.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="" />


  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 177
    Should be OK

    If you can keep the pitch the same, it'll work. If the length is the same, approximately, the balance in the system won't change. Be sure to reinsulate the piping.

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