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HOW TO INSTALL A HOT WATER SYSTEM FROM A STEAM BOILER

dopey27177dopey27177 Posts: 114Member
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


Comments

  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Posts: 1,323Member
    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 Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG
  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 2,389Member
    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 installations, 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.
    John also oversees mechanical installations and maintenance for metro-area clients with his family's company, Gateway Plumbing and Heating along with his brother/business partner.
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