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Does the Hartford Loop actually do anything today?
I've been thinking about the Hartford Loop for a few weeks and I propose that it doesn't do anything useful in modern residential steam boiler applications.
I wonder if I'm wrong. Convince me! I might be missing something.
- It's designed to prevent all the boiler water from running out onto the floor due to a leak in the wet return causing a dry fire of the boiler
- But what does that actually get you? A typical boiler is steaming like 1 gallon per minute, right?
- So the boiler is going to dry itself out in a matter of minutes anyway. Is the thinking that the homeowner is going to happen to go look at the boiler during this time period and shut it down?
1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG