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Need help with replacement boiler

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,971
    Yikes, and no.
    steve
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,440
    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
  • DavidDow_2
    DavidDow_2 Member Posts: 11
    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-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,119
    The piping looks ok. What problem are you having?
  • kesean5
    kesean5 Member Posts: 6
    Ok thank for the info I will contact someone who had steam knowledge
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,440
    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
  • wz25
    wz25 Member Posts: 22
    Is that pipe in your 4th picture...open? On the top and bottom?
  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 1,854
    > @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.