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Old Moline vapor system boiler change out.

The boiler has been changed out and a condensate pump boiler feed unit added. Steam is coming back to the pump. What now?
rws1443

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    I'd bet that condensate pump isn't needed. Many aren't. Steam is getting into the returns since they are no longer filled with water.

    Post some pics of the boiler area so we can have a look. Also, where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • rws1443
    rws1443 Member Posts: 3
    I don't have access to get pictures. I was called in after the job. Being an industrial steam guy I put a trap ahead of the inlet to the receiver, that helped that problem, but I think it is going to cause others. I am in Denver, CO.
  • rws1443
    rws1443 Member Posts: 3
    Thanks, for the information. The contractor is running the system at 4 to 5 psig. He tells me that is the lowest pressure pressuretrol he can find. Any suggestions for the proper one would be greatly appreciated.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723

    rws1443 said:

    The contractor is running the system at 4 to 5 psig. He tells me that is the lowest pressure pressuretrol he can find. Any suggestions .................

    Remember the statement by Donald:

    "You're fired"

    Use it.
    Obviously that guy never heard of a Vaporstat.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting