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Steam Change-Out

This is one I looked at a month ago a block north of Glover Park in DC.  It is an old Burnham Series 4 that is about 25 years old.  It is connected to a two-pipe system with cast iron radiators and steam traps in a 1920's vintage rowhouse. 

 

 Most of the traps were original. The client complained of knocking and water hammer in addition to high fuel bills and reliability issues. 

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  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,019
    After

    Brian Golden, Harvey Youker and Fred Johnson have been busy this week installing a Burnham Independence steam boiler, replacing all the steam traps and installing a new water heater.



    In addition, they had to relocate the gas pipe and water lines to accommodate a basement remodel. 
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 11,161
    Good to hear from you, Dan

    it's been a while. Nice work, as usual.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,019
    Hammering

    I had seen this detail in books but never on a jobsite.  When Brian removed the plugs, he found that the water traps were full of crud a corrosion.  He flushed them out real good and replaced the plugs.  This, along with some bad traps and not enough "A" dimension were the primary cause of the water hammer.



    - DF
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,019
    Hi Frank

    Hi Frank,



    Yes, it has been awhile.  I have been busy on some big projects and I just  started a new one on the Eastern Shore.



    How about lunch sometime in August?  G&M or Fells Point?  I will bring Brian, Poppy and Harvey. 



    - DF
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 11,161
    edited July 2014
    The Dead Men

    who installed this system, are cheering!



    Do you know whose equipment was installed originally (Dunham, Webster, etc.)



    August looks pretty busy but we might be able to get together some Saturday.....
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Pughie1Pughie1 Posts: 116
    Harvey

    WOW!  I wondered where Harvey went. You are lucky to have that guy in your origination Dan, Harvey Youker is brilliant, the very best.

                                                                 John Pughe
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,019
    Harvey

    Yes, Harvey is a true professional.  I am very fortunate to have him on my team. 



    - DF
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