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A new take on two-pipe steam

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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526


The Anti-gravity System
Retired and loving it.
mattmia2

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,526
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    HAHA, that's not steam, that's a water hammer system.

    They must have looked at the blueprint upside down
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,968
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    Maybe steam comes in through trap side. Obviously won't get very much heat that way. Looks like an early April fools joke. @DanHolohan. Is this radiator actually in service?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,526
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    An engineer friend from NYC sent it to me this afternoon.
    Retired and loving it.
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
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    If the trap is on the return, then it will sort of work as a 1 pipe system.

  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,061
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    It is a quickly well vented one pipe radiator.....the supply riser looks too small to handle counter flow operation though.

    Although we do not know which side is supply or return.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,839
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    You can't fix stupid............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,702
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    Being so ignorant of 2 pipe steam, it took me awhile to figure out. It is that the supply should be on the high side with the return and trap on the low side, right?
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,839
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    Bingo.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    ethicalpaul
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 887
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    This is not a new take on a two pipe system,

    It is a leave in in some one else's building.

    This reminds me of an upside down cake that is put out for display.

    May be this a new way to collect hot condensate and turn a steam radiator into a hot water radiator zone.

    Haha ha

    Jake