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HOW TO INSTALL A HOT WATER SYSTEM FROM A STEAM BOILER

dopey27177dopey27177 Member Posts: 433
GOING THROUGH MANY QUESTIONS AND FOUND PROBLEMS ON THIS SITE I DECIDED TO PROVIDE THIS ARTICLE WRITTEN BY DAN HOLOHAN AN ITEM THAT IN MY TIME WITH TOOLS I HAVE INSTALL 6 OF THESE JOBS WHERE I LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU EXCEED 3/4" PIPE PROBLEMS DO OCCUR.

IN MY YEARS IN THE TRADE I WISH I HAD HIS PIPING CONFIGURATION. WHAT IN STALLED WORKED WELL BUT I NEVER THOUGHT OF BLENDING THE RETURN WATER FROM THE STEAM SYSTEM WITH THE CONDENSATE FROM THE STEAM SIDE OF THE SYSTEM.

THE BOILER NEEDS AN AQUASTAT SET TO 180 F TO KEEP THE BOILER WATER TEMP HOT ENOUGH WHEN THE STEAM BOILER WAS NOT PRODUCING STEAM FOR HEATING.

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE, ITS LIKE BEING IN A CLASS WITH DAN, I ATTENDED MANY OF CLASSES GRATIS BECAUSE I BOUGHT MATERIALS FROM HIS EMPLOYER.

SEE THE ATTACHED AS IT IS BEST EXPLANATION ON HOW A SYSTEM WORKED, WHY IT DID NOT LOOSE PRIME
AND IF YOU DO REAL GOOD PIPE WORK THE SYSTEM LOOKS LIKE A WORK OF ART.

ALL YOU AMAZING INSTALLERS NEED TO PUT THIS ONE IN YOUR LIBRARY AND THANK DAN FOR THIS ARTICLE

JAKE


Hap_Hazzardethicalpaul

Comments

  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Member Posts: 2,535
    I agree, that's a great article! I've read it many times and it helped me to decide to run a radiant floor loop off of my future steam boiler.

    Here is the link to it: https://heatinghelp.com/systems-help-center/how-to-run-a-hot-water-zone-off-a-steam-boiler/
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • JohnNYJohnNY Member Posts: 2,589
    Jake, I know you're an extremely accomplished and skilled steam guy from years ago but have you retired and moved away from NYC? Your name comes up from time to time in my circle of NYC buildings. Also, your son worked for me for a short time. Is he still in the business?
    For troubleshooting and private consulting services, find John "JohnNY" Cataneo here at :
    "72°F Mechanical, LLC"
    Or email John at [email protected]
    John is the Boilers and Hydronic Heating Systems Course Instructor at NYC's Mechanics Institute, a professional Master Plumber, licensed by The Department of Buildings of The City of New York, and works extensively in NYC while consulting for clients in and out of state.
    For residential service and installations in New Jersey, please see Toro Plumbing & Mechanical and fill out our contacts page, upload pics, and submit, or call (973-672-1000).
  • dopey27177dopey27177 Member Posts: 433
    edited September 2020
    @JohnNY

    Sorry this communication is so late.

    I retired 15 years ago and live in Boynton Beach Florida.
    I traveled to NYC on consulting Jobs for 5 years.
    Unfortunately Out of site caused out of mind disaster to the consulting business.

    Sorry to say my son Neal was killed on the way to work at 5 am on Sept 4, 2004 by a drunk female teen that ran a stop light on Hylan Blvd.

    So much for my life, its been good.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Jake
  • JohnNYJohnNY Member Posts: 2,589
    @dopey27177

    Jake, I had no idea. I'm so sorry to hear that about Neal. I guess he was living on Staten Island then. Absolutely tragic.
    I hope you're enjoying Florida and your retirement as best you can. Thanks for chiming in on the forum since you're one of the greats of the industry. My very best to you, always.

    For troubleshooting and private consulting services, find John "JohnNY" Cataneo here at :
    "72°F Mechanical, LLC"
    Or email John at [email protected]
    John is the Boilers and Hydronic Heating Systems Course Instructor at NYC's Mechanics Institute, a professional Master Plumber, licensed by The Department of Buildings of The City of New York, and works extensively in NYC while consulting for clients in and out of state.
    For residential service and installations in New Jersey, please see Toro Plumbing & Mechanical and fill out our contacts page, upload pics, and submit, or call (973-672-1000).
    ethicalpaulmattmia2
  • mattmia2mattmia2 Member Posts: 2,289
    A stripped down version of this article that Dan published in Old House Journal is how I got here about 15 years ago.

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