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Short Section of Level Pipe (not pitched)
I am attempting a single pipe system radiator installation this weekend. There is existing pipe in the crawl space that previously plumbed to a baseboard steam radiator on the opposite wall. It will make it easier to get a square connection at the union between valve and radiator if I have a short run (~12") of level (unpitched) pipe connected to the vertical leg that goes through up through the floor. Would short run of level pipe be a recipe for steam hammer?
Use 2 90° elbows to allow the pipe under the floor to pitch and the pipe going through the floor to be plumb. See picture.
2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
Boiler pictures updated 2/21/152
Swing 90 did the trick. The diagonal pipe was existing. I used a 45 and 3 90's to get up to the radiator. The pipe insulation is kinda crappy looking, but it works.
Very nice! Good job.All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service
Looks great...is it quiet?0
Looks awesome! What type of paint? A lot of prep?0
Thanks for the compliments.
Prep was leak test, power wash, sand, and wash again, sun dried thoroughly. Many coats of standard walmart krylon applied. No high temp.
I didnt hear any water hammer, but was only in the room for a couple cycles. It's in the tenent's apartment.0
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