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how did that work ?, steam is amazing

dont know how this worked, but i know this will work!!!!
"The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    Looks good! Do you do a lot of steam?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    been servicing steam for yrs but never installed one, that was my first !!! and im very happy with the way it turned out, thanks to dan holohan for his books and the input from this site , very thankful ,
    this job used to bang, clank and spit, but NOW cant even here a mouse,..lol , i want more,..lol
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    First thing to do is get on the Find a Contractor page, if you're not there already. Get in touch with @Erin Holohan Haskell to find out how.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,065Member
    Your boiler is too close (violates code) to the oil tank.
    steve
  • BioBio Posts: 268Member
    Is the LWCO in the wrong spot?
  • FredFred Posts: 7,910Member
    Yea, The LWCO is way too high. It should be in that tapping down low, under the Presssuretrol/pressure gauge. It is to shut the boiler off at a low water level. Where it is now it will shut the boiler off every time it runs and then flood the boiler with added water.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    Bio said:

    Is the LWCO in the wrong spot?

    Fred said:

    Yea, The LWCO is way too high. It should be in that tapping down low, under the Presssuretrol/pressure gauge. It is to shut the boiler off at a low water level. Where it is now it will shut the boiler off every time it runs and then flood the boiler with added water.

    Actually, according to the tapping diagram:

    http://www.peerlessboilers.com/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=37&PortalId=0&DownloadMethod=attachment

    that tapping location is correct for a primary LWCO. I'll bet the LWCO is mounted so the probe attaches at the bottom of the housing, which makes it look too high in the pics. This would also put the LED indicator lights where you can't see them.

    The other tapping is for a secondary LWCO.

    Not sure what (if any) Codes are in force in that area regarding the oil tank location relative to the boiler.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    the low water cut off is in the right spot, i checked the operation, peerless gives an extra spot for extra protection if wanted and yes the oil tank is to close to the burner code is 5 feet but i wasnt contracted to move the tank,we will see what the inspector says and if he catches it im sure i will get contracted to move the tank,love peerless steamers they are the only boiler that has 14 gallons of water all the rest have 10.7, i checked believe me, i like the fact that peerless offers a larger water content than all the rest for steam i feel its needed , thanks for the observations guys!!!, but this job is solid, i guarantee it, its my reputation and here in CT i have a solid built reputation for fixing problems no else can and installs that are the best around this area, thats how i got this job!!!
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    Steamhead said:

    First thing to do is get on the Find a Contractor page, if you're not there already. Get in touch with @Erin Holohan Haskell to find out how.

    Worth repeating.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 1,113Member, Moderator, Administrator
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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,065Member

    yes the oil tank is to close to the burner code is 5 feet but i wasnt contracted to move the tank,we will see what the inspector says and if he catches it im sure i will get contracted to move the tank

    If you do have a problem, instead of moving it, you can construct a 1 hour fire rated wall between the two.

    steve
  • FredFred Posts: 7,910Member
    My apologies @newagedawn . The LWCO looked way to high. Obviously not!
  • Jason_13Jason_13 Posts: 297Member
    The Burnham Megasteam is over 15 gallons and also true 3 pass.for efficiency.
  • Do you have any pictures of the back of your boiler where the equalizer and Hartford loop connect?
    Often wrong, never in doubt.

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  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes its just the 2 " equalizer into a 2 by 1 1/2 tee it reduces to the boiler to 1 1/2 and the returns go to the 1 1/2 hartford loop,... i think i have a pic if you really want to see it
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Posts: 4,070Member
    Code says 5' to the tank from source of ignition. That is NFPA code nation wide. The rest looks great.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
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