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Skimming bucket

vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
For those of you tired of hauling your skim water to a drain, here's a little something we rigged up. I know some folks have a similar arrangement directly from their skim port, but this is just another alternative.
Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF


  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,477
    I don't have a floor drain so I use a small pump and hose into the washing machine drain pipe.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    We as plumbers often sit on buckets,correct....Well I was skimming one day and swapping out buckets as one would do...the stupid me sits on a bucket I just dumped it was so soft from the hot skim it collapsed....
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    I made a setup like this for when I work on leaking pipes without being able to completely stop the water.