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At It Again

They built the house around this Big Boy. Sections have to be broken up in order to remove.
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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Replacing with a Weil McLain 380, about a quarter the size of the original...
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    ethicalpaulLarry Weingarten
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,362
    Yeah, I don't like heavy stuff anymore......
    Glad it's you.
    Rick
  • luketheplumber
    luketheplumber Member Posts: 146
    just look at the size of that gas supply
    what a beast
    I just earned my GED and am looking for a apprenticeship with one of these steam gurus on this site!
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,689
    ...And the size of the flue pipe (pipe-a-saurus).
    steve
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,376
    @New England SteamWorks
    How did you get things to be so clean?
    There's no soot, no water with rust on the floor?
    Nice!
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Did it leak or was fuel savings the motivation?
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Years of practice!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Leak? Fat chance. Pristine inside. Also a 3-pass. Could easy have gone another 50 years. But unaffordable.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Day One in the can. Happy Hour!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 933
    Look ma, no header! I was just running the velocity numbers on the 380 a couple days ago ( I hope to use 2 of them at my church) and with those big 4 inch tappings, it quite unlikely any water is getting up out of the boiler. Even just a single tapping will have your exit velocity down around 24 ft/sec... still well under the carryover velocity of 32 ft/sec for 4 inch pipe. I have the two laid out using just single 4 inch riser over to a common header that drips into the common return..... Slant Fin style. I still kept the system supply past the two risers.
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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Actually, it does have a 4" header. The original one up in the ceiling. Off of that header are the 3 supplies.

    We thought about doing our standard drop header, then connecting to the original header, but that seemed like overkill. Especially with all of the height we have, and the 4".
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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    ethicalpaul
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    It'll make more sense when we put the equalizer back.
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  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 933
    Yes, I saw that up there, that looks more like a manifold than a header... the supplies are coming off everywhere.. on either side of the boiler supplies, in between, and the equalizer is on the opposite end. However, with the 2- 4 inch boiler risers, your velocity in the risers is only about 12 ft /sec...nice and low.
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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    edited April 2020
    So tiny!! What's the EDR of this boiler? Oh and I see it's not on any blocks! Is that your typical install pattern?

    I'm trying to understand when and why people put so many on blocks (mine is on blocks)
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    EDR is 867. We don’t use blocks on steam as we like to have all the height we can get for dry steam, and to aide in A or B dimensions.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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    ethicalpaul
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    Yes I like that thinking!! And I guess it's not so tiny!
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    Day Two in the can. Have a good weekend everyone!


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  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    It’s a wrap!
    New England SteamWorks
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    STEVEusaPAPrecaud
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    Wow! Fantastic!
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,201
    @New England SteamWorks. Beautiful install as alway.
  • Precaud
    Precaud Member Posts: 369
    It's impressive how quickly and smoothly you complete these projects. What size crew was working on this one?
    1950's Bryant boiler in a 1-pipe steam system at 7,000 ft in northern NM, where basements are rare.
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    The first two days we had two. But illness struck over the weekend, so just one on last day.
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,010
    @New England SteamWorks

    Good god, I hope your employee doesn't have the bat flue.
  • New England SteamWorks
    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,444
    So do we!
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com