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New boiler job finish work

Looks like another quality job well done
New England SteamWorksPaul S_3

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  • Nice and clean. Looks like it was a steam system once upon a time?
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    I'm not spotting the evidence @RI_SteamWorks, what's catching your eye?
  • These take offs...


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    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    @RI_SteamWorks, the picture looks like 1-1/4" to me, which means it was probably never even gravity but forced hot water. Then again maybe it's 2" and I just can't tell from the picture.
  • FranklinD
    FranklinD Member Posts: 399
    Those take-offs look like the ones in my house. I have an old converted "high temp" gravity system, and several of the run-outs are 1" and 3/4". I was skeptical, but there's not much else it could've been. Three houses on my block have the exact same heating system and layout, same radiators, and so on. All three were built in 1914. Too early for circulators, I think, at least that's what I've been told by some others on this forum.

    Sure seems like the pipe sizes are too small for gravity, as my moms house is done in all 1-1/2" and 2" run outs...but hers was built in the 1890's.
    Ford Master Technician, "Tinkerer of Terror"
    Police & Fire Equipment Lead Mechanic, NW WI
    Lover of Old Homes & Gravity Hot Water Systems
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    Hopefully their radiator valves are in good working order. Balancing that will be a nightmare. You have large mains splitting and running in different directions, and you're returning all that to the boiler with 3/4"? copper.