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Imagine That

They installed the new boiler and suddenly a condensate tank was required to return the condensate.

I wonder why....


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Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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STEVEusaPAmattmia2HVACNUT

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  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 6,624
    Nice blocks.....cheaper than extending risers! :o
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 6,712
    Maybe they didn't want the flood water to fill the boiler!!!
  • pecmsgpecmsg Member Posts: 1,223
    My knees say thankyou for raising it up that high.
    JUGHNEBobC
  • New England SteamWorksNew England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,305
    You’d think the pit would have caused them to contemplate a bit...


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    mattmia2
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,210
    I notice the p'trols aren't protected from steam. Wonder which one will fail first.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 10,665

    I notice the p'trols aren't protected from steam. Wonder which one will fail first.

    People often say that, but...

    How can steam get to them?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 3,950
    New boiler and kept the ancient burner?
    steve
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,210
    ChrisJ said:

    I notice the p'trols aren't protected from steam. Wonder which one will fail first.

    People often say that, but...

    How can steam get to them?
    Convection.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 10,665
    > @Hap_Hazzard said:
    > (Quote)
    > Convection.

    Steam doesn't fill voids via convection.

    I'm betting the Ptrols on the ends will stay cold. The one in the center not sure about, it's kind of close.

    My own boiler has two sets of controls, the ones I actually use and care about do not have a pigtail or trap of any kind. Just 18" of vertical pipe with air trapped in it. It gets hot maybe a few inches up and that's it. Most of the 1/2" black iron pipe stays room temp
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • mattmia2mattmia2 Member Posts: 1,028
    i guess that is one way to raise the water line...
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,210
    ChrisJ said:


    Steam doesn't fill voids via convection.

    Really? I seem to recall a few weeks ago people were trying to convince me that my dry return was filling with steam even though it's full of air and pitched downwards, so, apparently, steam can overcome gravity AND an air-filled void to travel some 20 or 30 feet downhill back to the boiler, but it can't rise a few inches to reach the pressuretrol? Fascinating.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA

    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • New England SteamWorksNew England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,305
    edited March 24
    > @STEVEusaPA said:
    > New boiler and kept the ancient burner?

    I meant back in the day when it was initially installed. It’s not new any longer.

    I am sure the condensate tank wasn’t in the bid.


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
    STEVEusaPA
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 10,665

    ChrisJ said:


    Steam doesn't fill voids via convection.

    Really? I seem to recall a few weeks ago people were trying to convince me that my dry return was filling with steam even though it's full of air and pitched downwards, so, apparently, steam can overcome gravity AND an air-filled void to travel some 20 or 30 feet downhill back to the boiler, but it can't rise a few inches to reach the pressuretrol? Fascinating.
    Was I one of those people?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 6,712
    Wonder if they buried the old boiler under that??
    ethicalpaul
  • retiredguyretiredguy Member Posts: 183
    Was the old boiler an old coal unit with a very large steam chest with a very large water content that steamed much slower than the newer boiler?
  • The Steam WhispererThe Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 475
    I also like that jacked up 67.... and no blow down for the lower piping to keep it clear.
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