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Eureka: An Early Diverter Tee

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HeatingHelp
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edited November 2019 in THE MAIN WALL



Eureka: An Early Diverter Tee

In 1897, Eureka made an early version of what we now call the diverter tee. It worked by creating a drop in pressure along its run, which encouraged the water to flow into the radiator.

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  • onyx
    onyx Member Posts: 6
    edited November 2019
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    I have a diverter t even older than this one. I am switching to pex most of my system is missing, gone, or damaged
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    The photo shows the name "Ill. Malleable Iron Co, Chicago" on the tee. We've seen this name before- they marketed the "Imico" Vapor system, which appears on pages 9-10 of @DanHolohan 's "The Lost Art of Steam Heating Companion".
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  • Hvac_artisan
    Hvac_artisan Member Posts: 21
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    I just bought a 130 year old building. It has been a plumbing shop it’s entire life. And we are the 4th owners. The whole system is diverted t,s on the 3 and 4” main. Gravity feed hot water system.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    I just bought a 130 year old building. It has been a plumbing shop it’s entire life. And we are the 4th owners. The whole system is diverted t,s on the 3 and 4” main. Gravity feed hot water system.

    Pics?

    Where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    ratiomattmia2
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,741
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    I guess @Hvac_artisan answered my question. I assumed this had to be gravity. I guess slowly moving water changes pressure through a restriction too...
  • Hvac_artisan
    Hvac_artisan Member Posts: 21
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    @Steamhead delavan WI
  • Hvac_artisan
    Hvac_artisan Member Posts: 21
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    @Steamhead check out the video tour I posted on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/3TLRHWxdiUE
  • MarkMurf
    MarkMurf Member Posts: 35
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    We used to see them fairly frequently in the older buildings of Hudson County , N.J. "Dad , what's that ?" "Ehhh , like a mono-flow tee . Nothin to fix . Nothin to mess with . That's not the problem ."