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  • motoguy128motoguy128 Member Posts: 87
    Well, thats sort of a drop header. It’s at least above the waterline... just barely. Nice foil tape on the flue. Guess they were in a hurry. Couldn’t even put the monster tape on straight.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 6,947
    Not much is right on that one.
    Drop "header" too low, Hartford loop horizontal too long, barometric damper wrong, no blow down pipe on relief valve
  • STEAM DOCTORSTEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,145
    1" piping on hartford loop. No flue screws. No test hole in flue. Certain that combustion wasn't analysed. The "header" is back pitched, trapping water. Bulhead T at end of " header". Homeowner is older widow. I was there for something else. Told here that I would write up detailed list, with references in IO manual. Hopefully, she can have original installer fix it up. Oil company was responsible for this one.
    New England SteamWorks
  • STEAM DOCTORSTEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,145
    Top it off, she paid someone to replace all of her radiator air vents. Guy replaced about three of them.
  • BobCBobC Member Posts: 5,101
    The oil company installer looks like he was looking out for the sale of oil which that piping would use a lot of. Was the IO manual ever opened?

    They should put a pipe and cap into the skim tapping at the back of the boiler while they are piping it right.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • STEAM DOCTORSTEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,145
    The installer most be a reader of this site. That's why he was diligent and left the excess blue monster tape hanging from the outside of the pipe and not dangling inside.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,775
    Well, it looks like we know what happened to Beavis and Butt-head after their show got cancelled. You can't fix stupid.........

    That Peerless should run nicely with a Carlin EZ-Gas in it. Then she could completely rid herself of that oil company.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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