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lchmb
lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
newest steam project. Day one went well til the threader died..Thoughts or suggestions are always welcome..

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  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,470
    If you ask JStar,nicely, maybe he would thread you a nice big header. I'd lose that horizontal union in the header. I believe check valves are required for that thermostatic mixing valve, and I'd be more comfortable with back-flow prevention.Maybe over-kill, but......
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    Is that 3" pipe?

    I personally prefer to have a bit more separation between last riser and first main takeoff.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    Thanks... sadly it's not 3" pipe. Dont have the equipment to do it. I just realized the spacing was wrong between the last riser and first take off.. Burnham wants at least a 5" nipple..can fix that tomorrow...as far as the mixing valve, it has built in check valves...I've never bothered with back flow since it has the checks and I assume (bad word) that would take care of that...
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    What model boiler is that?
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    Megasteam 513
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,520
    Make sure you have some pitch on that header and on the mains as well. If it were me, I'd also change out those vents and put some Gorton #2's on those returns.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,454
    lchmb said:

    Thanks... sadly it's not 3" pipe. Dont have the equipment to do it.

    Pre-cut nipples! That's how we do it.............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    lchmb said:

    Megasteam 513

    I would have installed a 4" header, but at least no smaller than 3".
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    Thanks for posting pics.So do you guys think this system as is piped will work well.@jstar how much more in labor and cost will a 4 inch header cost to this system.Thanks .Honestly its a nicer install than you would come across on most cases and obviously 3-4 inch will operate well but with 2 risers and drop header low pressure how much of a difference will it make,I am asking out of curiousity as I have done similar installs and was quite pleased.
    j a_2
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    wow brutal crowd around here....Just kidding.... as much as I would like to go with a larger header, I work for a fuel supplier. I pushed like a banshi to get them to go with the premade header's for the install's I've done. Hard to sell bigger when Burnham makes a pipe kit and it come's in 2". As far as the pitch, hard to see but there's plenty on it and the main vents will be changed in a few weeks when i go back to skim it again. I like to let the boiler treatment work for a bit first...
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,561
    Did you get that pipe kit from Burnham? I was going to assume you did because of the wye you have that seems like it can't be found anywhere.

    I agree with others on a larger header, but I also understand the position you're in.

    It's pitched good towards the equalizer you say? That's good to hear.

    I also like the cardboard on top of the boiler. It's nice to see someone protecting it like that while laying things on it.
    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
    jonny88
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    I am game for that.Lets get some guesses on the outcome and maybe start a pool proceeds go to your choice.Would be nice to know.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    It would be interesting to know the true difference between the two. Now if someone can explain (I come here to learn) how that two feet of pipe on the drop header will save even 5% of fuel I would appreciate it.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    well..cant say i've made this perfect but think it's improved greatly over what I started with. Thanks for the lesson's though...:) always want to learn to do it better...
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