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Piping arrangement?

SnowmeltSnowmelt Posts: 1,093Member
Where my pipe riser meets the header, if I’m using both risers, can I elbow one of the risers towards the other riser to save space so I keep everything close and tight and not go to far away from the boiler.
In other words, I see when people use the drop headers they add a pipe Ann an elbow to bring the piping closer.
Is the any advantage or disadvantages of doing this?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,852Member
    Sure. Kind of pretty much whatever works. Drop headers are a little easier, actually, to do in that regard -- although there are a few more fittings. Main thing is to make sure that you don't have any nasty horizontal bits which can't drain completely! And that everything always flows in the same direction (well -- except the condensate in the risers themselves, of course!)

    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
  • SnowmeltSnowmelt Posts: 1,093Member
    edited October 8
    Jamie this is what I want to do F.pdf
    On page 10 except pull then in a little closer.
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