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Barometric damper

STEAM DOCTOR
STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,369
Damper in the chimney.
SWEIChrisJ

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,324
    Well that's just a cleanout....or a critter 'doggie door'
    steve
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  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    i love the steam piping....its a shame....i see far too many installations similar to this one by us in nyc....then someone comes and rips it out to install a forced air system....
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863
    Not the first time I've seen a baro installed like that, but it's not a great location. I'd put a smokepipe cap there as a cleanout, and put the baro in the usual place.
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,980
    So much for "as close to the appliance as possible".
    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
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,369
    I was in the house for something else. Didn't mention to the homeowner. You need to know your customers. This particular customer is the "it's worked fine for many years" type of customer.
    @Paul S. Correct on the steam piping. They have the equalizer function of the header without the drain function of the header.
    Paul S_3
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Tell them they are heating the outside rather than the water. That usually works. Leave that one as a base clean out, install a Tee and draft regulator
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,244
    Tell them to clean out around the boiler also! Storage is always at a premium, no?
    Looks like most of the ones I have to deal with. Never enough room around it to work on it.
    Rick
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,980
    The T&P on the water heater could seriously hurt someone too.

    It's clear some really skilled individual does most of her work. :(
    Yeah, the "it works fine" person who basically calls you a liar when you tell them it could work a lot better or safer.
    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