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Paul S_3
Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
Believe it or not after seven years first drop header....critics welcome.....Paul S
ASM Mechanical Company
Located in Staten Island NY
Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
347-692-4777
[email protected]
ASMHVACNYC.COM
https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company

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  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Header

    Sweet!



    The only thing I have to say is that we avoid installing unions on the horizontal. The pipes will move around and make them leak. Otherwise, great looking job.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,491
    Beautiful

    Beautiful work, but I would get rid of that evil autofeeder.  Either get rid of it and go 100% manual or get rid of it and install a VXT.
    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 treatment
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    thank you guys

    What is a vxt..
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,422
    Auto feeder choices

    The vxt has a built in meter, but I would still keep any auto-feeder valved off, for at least a couple of months, so as to see if there is any leakage.

    Auto-feeds are really the work of the devil!--nbc
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,288
    Automatic water-feeders

    The only problem with water feeders is that, in spite of what the literature that comes with them tells you, very clearly, they make some people think they don't need to mind the water level anymore. But that's not really the fault of the water feeder, now is it? You might as well say that bad near-boiler piping is the fault of steam boilers, not the knuckleheads who can't read and follow an IOM. I guess if you really believe people are just that intrinsically stupid, then they really should avoid water feeders, steam boilers and sharp objects, but I'm a little more optimistic. I believe people can be educated, and that, armed with the right information, they can make good decisions, and I don't think hyperbole about safety devices being "the work of the devil" is conducive to that end.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,491
    Hap

    Depends, either way the only feeder I'd ever put on my system is a VXT.





    Yes, it should ONLY be an emergency device and really should never turn on as the user\operator of the boiler should be manually adding. Still, I feel the VXT is a better feeder and the meter is a must. The feeder with the meter, has a good sound to it.



    I still don't have an autofeeder and may never for the simple fact I can't bare to think about my boiler sitting there with fresh water in it for any length of time, emergency or not. But we all know I'm weird.
    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 treatment
  • Alan Welch
    Alan Welch Member Posts: 241
    Relief valve

    Don't see one, hope it is there somewhere.
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    relief valve

    Those weren't finished pics....these are them
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    edited April 2013
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    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,492
    Paul

    What's going on with the returns, and shouldn't they be connected below the water line?
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    returns

    they are below the waterline it just looks that way in the pictures
    ASM Mechanical Company
    Located in Staten Island NY
    Servicing all 5 boroughs of NYC.
    347-692-4777
    [email protected]
    ASMHVACNYC.COM
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/asm-mechanical-company
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,288
    I can't bear to think about all the water spewing out of my boiler and flashing to steam

    But I still have a relief valve on my boiler.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
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