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Moving My 30 psi Guage

dlipterdlipter Member Posts: 59
I want to remove my 30 psi guage install a nipple, elbo and riser to elevate it so I can raise the Taco box so I can swing open the Boiler door.

Any reaason why I couldn't or shouldn't do this?

Why does the gauge say "Internal Syphon"?

Thanks




Comments

  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 9,381
    No problem. Move it as you like, just keep it. While you're at it, why not mount a 0 to 3 psi gauge on the same pigtail -- a T and a few more elbows and nipples.

    Internal siphon simply means the inside the gauge there is, supposedly, a tubing configuration which is intended to protect it from evil stuff outside. Don't count on it.
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • dlipterdlipter Member Posts: 59
    Did the 0-3 psi already plus skim port!


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 9,381
    There you go. Short memory...
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • dlipterdlipter Member Posts: 59
    New placement, I used 45 deg elbows for easier guage reading.



  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 4,734
    You could plug or ap the gage opening and put both gages on the pressure control pipe which would give you more room
  • FredFred Member Posts: 7,305
    Just put a cross fitting on the pigtail instead of the Tee that the 0-3 PSI gauge is mounted on and have that gauge on one side of the Pressuretrol and the 0-30 gauge on the other side. That gives you plenty of room for your taco box.
  • dlipterdlipter Member Posts: 59
    Great idea for the plug and cross fitting! I'll keep that in mind.
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