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gcp13 Member Posts: 122
Not sure what they were thinking

I don't know where to start

2 in header?

Bullheaded tee,no swing joint

16 in. A Dimension

Level mains and back pitched drip returns

Main air vents 27" above waterline, above boiler

Plugged pigtail & 3/4 90 for presuretrol

Hartford loop close nipple 2 " above waterline

Auto feeder wired wrong not working


  • kevin_58
    kevin_58 Member Posts: 61

    Looks like that boiler should be in a pit.
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752

    This is why drop-headers were invented. But, then again, knuckleheads think a dropped header is just a way to get a bruised toe.
  • kevin_58
    kevin_58 Member Posts: 61
    drop header

    A drop header wouldnt work there, He said there is 16 in of a dimention. It needs to be in a pit or needs a condesate pump.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,700
    Header and pump

    In my opinion it needs a drop header and a condensate pump.
    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
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
    Hartford Loop?

    It looks like a completely dry return to me. Probably not a good idea with that A dimension. It probably calls for water mid-cycle, so add "fluctuating water line" to the list of troubles.

    I'm not sure how you measured that A dimension. Is that from the max water line to the header? If there's more than 28" from the water line to the main a drop header should work.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • gcp13
    gcp13 Member Posts: 122
    A dimension

    I measured A dimension from where the

    Feeder satisfies the lwco.

    At that point it was 2 in below Hartford loop

    Close nipple

    It was a toss up weather to raise up above

    Close nipple or get as much distance as possible.

    I would like to pipe the drip down into a wet return and then back to the boiler

    Customer doesn't want to do any work yet ???
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    Bad install

    What were the symptoms which led to the service call?--NBC
  • gcp13
    gcp13 Member Posts: 122
    Check heat

    Check heat for the season
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