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Some gravity-hot-water systems didn't have compression tanks

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 637
edited May 2018 in THE MAIN WALL

Some gravity-hot-water systems didn't have compression tanks

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  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040
    I changed out that old boiler pictured in September in SLC UT. It was a beast. Must have posted pics.
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
    You did. Thanks!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
    We seem to have more than a few of these type systems around Staunton, Va. The first one had us looking everywhere for the tank, too. I think it was your original article that came back to my mind about it and confirmed it.

    Every time we've opened them up to do a boiler replacement, there's been a lot of sludge in there. That leads me to think that maybe it wasn't the best long term design.

    We've done several that had the attic expansion tank and the piping looked almost new inside.

    Some food for thought.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
    One of my customers had a system like that, with a tank in the attic...

    Thanks, Bob Gagnon
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