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Side arm on steam system?

niklaw1
niklaw1 Member Posts: 9
edited August 2019 in Strictly Steam
Anyone know if it's possible to install a side arm domestic on a residential steam system?

Thanks
Nik


Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,010
    Yes, if the boiler has a tapping just below the water line. Should be 2" for gravity flow
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    Peerless had 2.5" return tapping on left side. Also 1" tapping in left side. Closer to the front. Same thing on right side
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,485
    And that boiler piping isn't all that great
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    The 1” tappings toward the front on either side are for an external heat exchanger or simply a closed loop, but I agree that the near boiled piping should be corrected.