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Piping Opinion Needed

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Distance
Distance Member Posts: 6
edited October 2018 in THE MAIN WALL

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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,521
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    Piping above the controls is fine. You're a professional, which means they won't be leaking, right?

    But going forward, the dropped header should always be a minimum (better + 1 size) of the steam main. Looks like the steam main is 2-1/2". Ergo, the header should be 2-1/2" or 3".


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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,829
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    I might have done it differently but what your doing looks ok. So just to be sure your tying the twp boiler supplies together then feeding the tee, The riser is your supply and the end of the tee becomes your equalizer.

    A couple of things. Come out of the tee with a close nipple (or at least a short one) and drop down. Don't go across until you drop. You want the water to fall out of the header, think like a waterfall. If possible make the drop go below the boiler water line before turning

    Also can't see from the picture but how many supply mains do you have? It is best to bring all supply mains down to the header individually, but If your header is the right pipe size and as the riser increases your probably ok as is.
    Jim_R
  • Distance
    Distance Member Posts: 6
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
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    You can lighten up on the pipe dope. Only what's on the threads in the fitting is what's lubricating and sealing them. I'd recommend a few wraps of Blue Monster tape be applied before the dope. ;)
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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  • Distance
    Distance Member Posts: 6
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