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Another steamer install

EzzyT Member Posts: 1,290
We ripped out the old oil fired boiler and Indirect and installed a Peerless Ect-04 with a Carlin EZGas Burner and a HTP indirect tank with Caleffi TankMixer Valve.
Still have to go back to finish installing the Fan in Can.


  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
    Nice and tight!

    Great install as usual.
    Never stop learning.
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    As always Ezzy at the top of the heap ,can’t say much more except ETDFW meaning ezzy Travis does fine work ,great spinning my friend never a need to say keep up the great work you always do .peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Ron Jr._3
    Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
    edited November 2019
    Very nice install ! Beautiful drop header. And the full size pig tail setup. Less of a chance of that 1/4 inch bent pipe getting clogged.

    One suggestion is to add an isolation valve between the feed into the boiler and the drain on the dry return. Give you the option to steam clean the system without any dirty water making it back to the boiler. But with a dry return I'm sure the system is pretty clean as is.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,290
    edited November 2019
    I forgot to add this picture into which we did last year. Loop seal and upgraded main venting.
    Before the loop seal both dry returns tied in together at the height of the drops and also tied into one common dry return.
    Between the pitch of the common dry return which one can see at the boiler we wouldn’t get our Dimension A, so the loop seal was the best option to overcome that issue.

    Thanks @clammy & @Ron Jr._3
    And yes that dry return is just condensation from the overflow of the loop seal.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,797
    Wow. Nice clean job in a very tight location. Looks great.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,506
    edited November 2019
    Top Notch. Perfection.
    I assume it was oil? What the B&G loop doing, some basement hydronics?
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,290
    @STEVEusaPA thanks.
    The old boiler was a Weil 68 series steamer.
    The B&G pump is for the indirect hot water tank.
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
    Beautiful install that should last decades.

    You didn’t list out the B&G 100 pump. 2x the cost of other options but those things can last 40 years of more if maintained. It costs half as much as the indirect tank. I assume it’s main advantage is the motor is external so not cooled by the oxygenated and contaminated boiler water.
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
    Remind us what efficiency numbers you see when steaming and during DHW production. I figured it approaches 86% for DHW, maybe 87% if “flooded” in the summer and temp turned down to maybe 160. Just curious.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,350
    Excellent work as always.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,290
    @mikeg2015 @Ironman thanks. The efficiency combustion numbers are the same during a heating & dhw cycles.
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
    Beautiful install Ezz and I like the EC boiler.
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