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Boiler as steam source for steam box?
Having just purchased an old house, there are a lot of windows and doors that need to be stripped and re-glazed. One of the best ways to do this is to use a steam box (here is an example: http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/steamcabinet.html
). Electric steam machines do not produce a lot of steam and must be refilled frequently. So the question is... can I use steam from the boiler to do this?
My biggest concern is reducing the boiler’s lifespan due to the introduction of too much makeup water.
Now, IF I’m going to do this, I assume that it would be possible to route the steam below the boiler’s water line considering that excess condensate would not be returned to the boiler. Is that thought correct?
Homeowner from Providence, RI
Home b. 1897, one-pipe steam with a indirect gravity hot air system using Gold's pin radiators.