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Another steamer

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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,793
    That's a nice looking job.
    It's not often that you see the drop piping rather than pigtails under the controls/gages.
    I usually will do that on a commercial job and not residential. I think that's an excellent idea.

    Thanks for showing it.
  • motoguy128
    motoguy128 Member Posts: 394
    I assume on an annual Service you pull all the plugs on the gauge tree and clear them out, then refill with treated water.
    ethicalpaul
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288
    @Intplm. i can’t stand pigtails so we just took the idea of how we do it on commercial boilers.
    @motoguy128 exactly.
    Intplm.
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
    Very nice! I like the control tree piping and the low pressure gauge.
    Never stop learning.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,307
    Yet another nice job!!

    At least the old one was piped right
    ethicalpaul
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    Beautiful!
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,092
    As always Ezzy you and Fred are always right on point doing great work everything perfect ,it never gets better kudos peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,584
    The old one didn’t look very old— was it getting a lot of makeup water do you think?

    I saw you recently did a Peerless install too—is that determined by the homeowner?
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288
    Thanks Rob.
    @ethicalpaul the old one needed water at least a few times a day. No the boiler make and model is determined by us. We install what’s best matching to the system.
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,584
    Thanks @EzzyT. I’m sorry I wasn’t clear—I meant before the boiler leak do you think that lots of fresh water input (from vent leaks, etc) contributed to its apparently short life? Or did it live a full life?

    If you don’t mind sharing, what kind of differences between say WM and PB would come into play?
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288
    Combination of a full life and leaks on radiator vents.

    Different ratings between the two.
    When purchasing a packed boiler like the 63 or EG series the Peerless don’t come with any plugs in which is a huge plus when it comes to installation.
    Plus the Peerless’s have a heavier casting.
    The WM skim tapping goes all the way through all sections which the Peerless’s don’t they only go through the 1st section.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,506
    Amazing as usual, not that you need my praise.
    steve
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,434
    Nice looking project
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,584
    EzzyT said:

    Combination of a full life and leaks on radiator vents.



    Different ratings between the two.

    When purchasing a packed boiler like the 63 or EG series the Peerless don’t come with any plugs in which is a huge plus when it comes to installation.

    Plus the Peerless’s have a heavier casting.

    The WM skim tapping goes all the way through all sections which the Peerless’s don’t they only go through the 1st section.

    Thanks, @EzzyT !
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
    EdwinD
  • EdwinD
    EdwinD Member Posts: 159
    edited January 2020
    EzzyT said:

    We replaced this leaking one and upgraded the main venting.

    @EzzyT As always, thank you for sharing your master craftmanship. It is a true work of art!!
    Weil-McLain EG55 2 pipe Vapor System
    OP Pressure .10 -.25 oz
    8-Way Boiler Water Treatment
    Barnes & Jones Big Mouth Vents
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288