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Piping arrangement?

Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,399
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 Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,100
    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!)
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,399
    edited October 2019
    Jamie this is what I want to do
    https://uticaboilers.com/sites/default/files/240009937_PEG-E_IOM-Rev F.pdf
    On page 10 except pull then in a little closer.