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The supply going off to the right forms a big loop around the basement and returns to the boiler at the duct-tape-wrapped tee. You can imagine what happens when the steam goes left and opposes the returning condensate...
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    The solution is obvious- but we all know what's under the duct tape, don't we?
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,399
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    But... He was probably the low bidder. Or, the only one that knows steam. :*
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,333
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    Does it work?
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    edited January 2017
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    Ooops.....Ya mean it wasn't the neighbors making that noise, at all hours of the day and night? :wink: Two-pipe steam with monoflow tees......the Cadillac of heating systems!
    Danny ScullyRomanGK_26986764589
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    I don't do steam because there is none around here, but isn't the pigtail supposed to be vertical?
    Rick
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Nope....that's and old mercury thing....but, that said, in plumbing everything should be installed in a workmanship like manner.
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    I don't do steam because there is none around here, but isn't the pigtail supposed to be vertical?
    Rick

    The outlet of the pigtail should be pointing up. They should have used a 90 pigtail there instead of the straight.