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Water seal used as a steam trap.

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On one of the threads a water seal was shown on one pipe steam systems.

Taken from my book. A set up found in Manhattan in a building built in 1910.

Jake
Hap_Hazzard

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  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,255
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    I enjoy that book. Wonder about the original thinking behind those systems Jake describes?
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    Original thinking is I can' run a wet return in the building may have issues with condensate returning from the radiators because we have no drip leg to a wet return to handle condensate coming down the riser and steam going up the risers,

    These old time engineers that designed the systems actually supervised these heating system installs and when problems developed had to find a solution or they would be out of business.

    Remember LIFE SUCKS WHEN YOU FAIL.
    Hap_Hazzardclammy
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,255
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    My suspicion is that architectural constraints forced design compromises.
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
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    That hardly ever happens though, right? :D
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    Jumper

    Thanks for the plug on the book.

    Jake