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Need help with replacement boiler

kesean5kesean5 Member Posts: 6
The radiators are taking a while to heat up and I have steam coming back on the wet return is this normal

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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,198
    Yikes, and no.
    steve
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,947
    There should never, ever be steam in a wet return. Period. That's below the nominal water line of the boiler.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • DavidDow_2DavidDow_2 Member Posts: 1
    Looks like you have a mess on your hands. Many things wrong. I'll name a few, but you REALLY need someone who knows steam. No Knuckleheads as Dan would say.
    *Pipes not insulated.
    *Piping needs to be pitched back to boiler...correctly.
    *Hartford loop needs height below water line checked and MUST have a close nipple into tee.
    *Pressure relief valve discharge MUST NOT be piped with ferrous (steel/iron fittings) and terminate 6" or less to floor or to a suitable drain.
    *Is boiler sized to the radiation?
    *Is the pigtail clear for the pressuretrol to operate correctly?
    * Use a 5 pound gauge to set pressuretrol to 1 1/2 pounds maximum.
    * Fix chimney connections. Check entire chimney for loose bricks and/or tile liner. May need a chimney expert.
    * There is more, but start with this.
    * Get a real steam piping/boiler expert. Have him point out these and other deficiencies AND a plan of action with an estimate.
    * Do not do this yourself.
    I hope I helped.
    Please let us now how this turns out.
    SuperTech
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,088
    The piping looks ok. What problem are you having?
  • kesean5kesean5 Member Posts: 6
    Ok thank for the info I will contact someone who had steam knowledge
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,947
    There should never, ever be steam in a wet return. Period. That's below the nominal water line of the boiler.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • wz25wz25 Member Posts: 22
    Is that pipe in your 4th picture...open? On the top and bottom?
  • SuperTechSuperTech Member Posts: 1,344
    > @wz25 said:
    > Is that pipe in your 4th picture...open? On the top and bottom?

    Lot of open pipes in the pictures. Most of the photos are of an incomplete installation.
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