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Header fail

Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
edited February 2019 in Strictly Steam
Only used one outlet. Reduced size of outlet. Header piped wrong. Been here for a long time though.

Has also been leaking for over a year now.
Never stop learning.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,275
    It never ceases to amaze me how forgiving steam heat is to truly … unusual... arrangements. One reason why it is so hard to convince people -- including pros -- to do it right.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,826
    What size LGB is that? I think they all have 6" steam tappings but you can reduce them on the smallest sizes.

    And of course they were too cheap to remove the old oil tanks.....
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  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
    edited February 2019
    @Steamhead LGB7

    You’re right. One tapping at 4 inch. It’s correct.
    Never stop learning.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,513
    Seen worse. Has a header probably too small, has a way for water to get out of the header and 2 take-offs.

    Not right but may work
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
    @EBEBRATT-Ed It hammers. Leak at water line. Mid cycle there was hellacious hammer in the wet returns. Hope I get a chance to comb over the system.
    Never stop learning.