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Low gauge piping

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Hello! Once again what's the best way to install my low gauge. I posted a pic! Tks in advance to everyone's answers, this is by far the best help and advice I've gotten in any forum. https://us.v-cdn.net/5021738/uploads/editor/au/ar8mzqc02osg.jpg
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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,742
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    Here is a picture of how I did mine. Put a tee on top of the pigtail with a nipple out the top for the pressuretrol then mount the gauge on the tee with a nipple and elbow. The picture isn't the greatest. I also added a union on top of the pigtail so everything could be removed for cleaning the pigtail. Just a suggestion, but I would change the pigtail to brass if you can. It will be easier to clean and should actually stay cleaner overall.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,793
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    I originally had my gauge similar to KC's but I kept getting water in it so I extended it up higher vertically from the elbow.

    No unions on mine, though I may add one when I pipe the 3.0 PSI back in. I originally was going to just eliminate the 3.0 PSI gauge but I like having it to test and set my pressuretrol @ 1.5 PSI.

    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
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
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    Christ J where did you get your pigtail? Did you get it online?
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,793
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    @Steaming101 it came with the boiler. However, I know supplyhouse.com has brass pigtails also.

    http://www.supplyhouse.com/Steam-Heating-Specialties-10061000
    http://www.supplyhouse.com/Generic-PIGTBRA-1-4-Angle-Brass-Pigtail


    Also. Mcmaster Carr has them listed as siphons.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#pressure-gauge-siphons/=ukefsk
    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
  • Steaming101
    Steaming101 Member Posts: 30
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    Tks! Always helpful