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Steamhead,Chris

jonny88
jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
I asked you previously about a IN5 install.Here it is,please feel free to critise

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  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,334
    edited May 2014
    From what I been reading

    Union should be going on the riser.



    I have a question of material, could I do this with mega press?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,349
    edited May 2014
    I remember you asking

    and that's not bad- in fact, it's a whole lot better than 95% of what we find out there.



    The pic isn't as clear as I'd like, so I'm not 100% sure of a couple things.



    1- it looks like you have one 2-inch takeoff from the header that tees off in the ceiling to feed two mains. I would have used an individual takeoff for each main, or a 2-1/2" riser from a 2-1/2" header (see #2 below) up to the tee, to keep the velocity down in the takeoffs so there's less chance of pulling water up into them.



    2- it looks like the header itself is 2-inch. Even though it isn't mandatory, I would have used a 2-1/2-inch header. This does a better job of drying out the steam by slowing its velocity. 



    But as I say, I usually see a lot worse. Even better if this was your first try.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Megapress

    It would probably work, but I would never do it.
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    edited May 2014
    thanks steamhead

    It was first try and thanks for the tips.I cut in main vents as there wasnt any and will address the issue of tying everything of one tee.Thanks for your help and comments.I wanted a 21/2 header but I couldnt get the fittings.I kept everything 2" hopefully that helps.
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,334
    J star

    I have a question , is there a minimum between the two drop headers?
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 12,865
    edited May 2014
    header

    We have a friend that has an IN5 piped with a single 2" riser into a 2" header and it does ok so I'd bet two 2" into a 2" header will fine as well.  I think Gateway Plumbing and Heating did it for her after the original installer thought propress without a header was a good idea and refused to fix it.  That was the first time I was near a steam boiler that actually scared me.





    What did you use as thread sealant?  Dope, tape, RTV?  After doing mine with megaloc, and in some places megaloc and blue monster tape and spending months trying to get the oils out I'd be tempted to try black RTV.  I think Gerry Gill had used nothing but RTV on his own system.





    Have you fired it up yet?
    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
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,349
    Where are you located?

    I'm sure someone carries them........
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    pro dope

    Fired her last night and am going back now do clean it for a couple of hours.I found it hard to get the exact pressure setting on that pressuretrol and the gauge they provide is 0-30..i will try to talk customer into a vaporstat as I heard they are more sensitive.thanks again