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Peerless ETC steamer new install

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EBEBRATT-Ed
EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,613
This has me confused which I admit doesn't take much. Normal water line according to Peerless is 32.25 off the floor. 32.25 is only going to cover the probe lwco hydrolevel cycle guard by maybe an inch which came factory installed in the P tapping

Furthermore due to waist high return lines this job already had a false water line installed at the rear of the boiler equalized on the system side as it should be. No problem with that

So my question is how high do I make the bottom of the inverted loop in the false water line?? Seems to me it should be above the probe on the hydrolevel T o keep water in the boiler. Or do I put the loop 2-4" below the normal water line which will put it below the probe.

On a normal job wit a #67 lwco water line is half a glass and the Hartford loop is 2-4 " below the water line the Hartford loop is above the #67

This is different first one of these I have seen

Thanks
Ed

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  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    I had the same question about the placement of the LWCO on the first ETC steamer I installed.
    I called tech support and they told me where I should install it.
    I needed to get a longer sight glass because the one that came with the boiler was too short.


    I always bring the return water in above the normal water line.



  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,613
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    thanks for the pictures. I can see that yours was sent mounted in the same place ours is. And I see where you relocated it.

    I'll have to call Peerless tomorrow. Makes no sense

    Thank you,
    Ed
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,296
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    @AMservices that's a good looking install.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
    New England SteamWorks
  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    Thank you @EzzyT .
    That was the first boiler I converted into a vacuum system with @izhadano. We went to Bangor Maine to assist the home owner.
    If you look closely at the bottom of the boiler, you will see the white marble we used to level and line up the boiler so we could make the main supply connection.
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
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    Just wondering, is that the finished project?
  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    There were some things left undone that the homeowner finished after I left. But that is a working vacuum boost steam system.

    Those are the pumps we used.
    Figured out that we only need one with half the capacity to do the job.
    Lots of learning lessons on that one.
    Long story, for a different thread
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,861
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    The Peerless WBV steam does the same. I&O tells you one location for use with a #67, but doesn't say you need a different trim kit when using a probe type.
  • RichM
    RichM Member Posts: 2
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    Good afternoon;

    And thank you for choosing Peerless boilers. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rich Michael from PB Heat,LLC we are the manufacturer of Peerless Boilers. My title with PB is Commercial Specialist. Please feel free to contact with your questions. My mobile number is (973) 462-6754

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    j a_2Canucker
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,613
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    @RichM. Rich I am the original poster.

    I spoke with the supply house that we purchase the boiler from. He seemed to think that the upper low water cutoff probe tapping (tapping P) is used to ensure that the tankless heater is covered with water.
    My only concern is having to run the boiler with the cutoff in tapping "P" puts the water level above the halfway point in the gage glass. Just concerned about carryover etc.

    In any event we started the boiler today, skimmed it and it seemed to operate fine. After seeing it operate I am less concerned. Time will tell.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

    If we have any issues I will be in touch.

    Thank you,
    Ed