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Cool video

adambnyc Member Posts: 260
I'm sure a lot of you have seen this already. Thought it was a neat video showing water hammer.



  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    Surprised @ChrisJ hasn't called them to get piping made for his boiler. ;)
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,473
    A picture is worth 1,000 words, a moving picture is worth a LOT more.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,457

    Surprised @ChrisJ hasn't called them to get piping made for his boiler. ;)

    Back in 2011 when I was installing my boiler with my dad, we had both considered pyrex tubing for the header. I think I was quoted something like $5K for the piping.

    It didn't happen for obvious reasons. :)

    I just wanted the risers, header and equalizer to be glass. Is that too much to ask?
    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
    delta T
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
    Love that someone made that setup, glad I wasn't paying for it!

    Nice video!

    I didn't realize the shock waves generated by steam collapse could be quite so energetic, think they said up to 1000 bar!? :o

    I think we can all say with certainty, that if any of us had obscene amounts of money, we would all install an all glass steam system in our house. From risers to radiators, can you imagine? would definitely take a lot of maintenance to keep the glass clean, but hey, if one of us had that kind of money what else would we do with our time? I am pretty sure I could be happy just walking around watching steam boil, condense, return, boil, over and over again. Maybe that's just me though...... :wink:
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,699
    The inside of the glass should stay really clean since it's be steam cleaned constantly. I equate it to my sight glass with the blow down. Close the bottom valve and open the blow down (while steaming) and the sight glass is instantly crystal clear.

    The header would definitely be the coolest thing to watch.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    delta T