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Steam boiler replacement coming up

Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
edited November 2014 in Strictly Steam
Got a job today to convert an oil fired Steam boiler to gas. As you can see the near boiler piping leaves a lot to be desired. It's a Utica 140000 BTU 358 sq ft. Someone under fired it at .70 which explains his super high oil usage. There's no header, no equalizer, no hartford loop. Looks like the original pipe configuration had a 2-1/2 riser off the header, which the knucklehead bushed down to 2". The one main is 60' of 2" and 17' of 1-1/4 return all except the first 5' is wet. That long run has a cheap single Home Depot vent at the drip. I measured EDR at 240, so I recommend a Weil McLain EG35. And I've told him to re install that radiator behind the boiler.
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