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Near Boiler Plumbing - Fix what the (recently) dead men did?
Sorry for all the posting lately. I'm finally able to dig into my two pipe trane vapor steam heat system (money and asbestos abatement held me off) and I'm excited to get it working right. My biggest win was figuring out that 2 of 3 of my condensate return vents were non-operative as well as both of the main vents. Big mouths will be here tomorrow so that's a huge win. Also, a full load of BIP provided pipe insulation will be here on Thursday. Before I wrap everything up in fiberglass, I want to prune/correct the near furnace plumbing. It is my belief that when boilers were replaced, some plumbing was left in place because it was wrapped in encapsulated asbestos and better left undisturbed. That brings us to picture 1. 2 things in this one: 1. I want to at least remove all the pipe with Xs and plug the Tees as necessary. 2. Should I plumb in another supply to the header from the left side of the boiler? (Green lines, with a poor drawing of a union.)
Picture 2 to establish the location of items in picture 3:
Picture 3: 'A' looks to be a spot to add boiler cleaner (I found some of this hanging around the basement when I bought the house 8 years ago) and also allow air to enter more quickly when skimming and draining. 'B' Uh, why is there a vent here? Should I remove this?
'C' this thing goes over to the expansion tank. I know to keep that one.
Picture 4,5,6: This shows where 'C' enters the expansion tank. Makes sense. But 'D'? Who are you and where are you going?Sorry for the long post. Thanks for all your help SteamTeam!