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Wet Return

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Timmmy
Timmmy Member Posts: 14
edited November 2020 in Strictly Steam
So the wet return that was buried in the floor seems to have rotted out.....
To limp through the season, is there any problem with running the line horizontally about 8 feet with som3 pitch and then down to floor level ? Floor level is below the boiler NOWL

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  • nicholas bonham-carter
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    No pitch needed, just run it on top of some bricks, placed on the floor. Bricks will keep it drier, in case of floor dampness.--NBC
    ethicalpaul
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,529
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    A wet return is a pipe installed below the boiler water line.

    As long as you keep the entire pipe below the water line you can run it up, down sideways pitch is not important. It's ok to use copper but only for wet returns below the water line. Where the pipe drops down from the steam line you should go straight down, avoid going horizontal above the water line
    ethicalpaul
  • Timmmy
    Timmmy Member Posts: 14
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    Awesome thanks! I don't deal with gravity return on the commercial side.