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Another Steamer Install

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EzzyT
EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
We we ripped out and oversized and piped wrong steamer along with the hot water boiler that was only doing a single room of baseboard and some toe kick heaters.
Installed a EG50 with tankless coil for the hot water zone.
Also upgraded the main and radiator venting.
Thanks to @clammy for helping us out on this one.
E-Travis Mechanical LLC
Etravismechanical@gmail.com
201-887-8856
Tim PotterSTEVEusaPAethicalpaulPrecaudIronmangarrettgjp

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  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    Beautiful install!
    I like the copper bending work. Is that regular M copper? And if it is do you have to apply heat to get it to bend so neatly?
    I don't see a tankless coil. If the hot water loop is just piped off the boiler, why the expansion tank?
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    @AMservices thanks. It’s L copper and used bending spray. The tankless coil is inside of the front part of the jacket. 
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
    AMservices
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,707
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    How does bending spray work?
    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
    STEVEusaPAethicalpaul
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
    edited November 2020
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    You shake the can first, then apply a liberal amount.

    Or you slip the bending Spring over the tube and bend with your hands or across your knee.
    I like to slightly over bend and then come back as the spring comes off easier. Some times uncoiling the spring a little relieves the tension to assist removal.......I use them all the time. B)

    Then invert the can and clean the nozzle..... :)

    Something about this Autoconnect program maybe?
    ethicalpaul
  • AMservices
    AMservices Member Posts: 610
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    I had no idea the tankless was under the front cover. I should have know better to even question you.
    You da man
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,707
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    JUGHNE said:
    You shake the can first, then apply a liberal amount. Or you slip the bending Spring over the tube and bend with your hands or across your knee. I like to slightly over bend and then come back as the spring comes off easier. Some times uncoiling the spring a little relieves the tension to assist removal.......I use them all the time. B) Then invert the can and clean the nozzle..... :) Something about this Autoconnect program maybe?
    Bending spring seems just as weird.
    I use a yellow jacket crossbow bender but they tell you to anneal hard pipe first.  
    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
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,628
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    Springs area awesome for bending. They slip over the outside & keep the tube from collapsing. They're especially useful for bringing linesets out of the wall in a bend in 3 or four axes, where a Ritchie bender just won't fit, even with the reverse bend adapter. You do need to anneal, or use soft copper.

    I've never used the spray.

  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,707
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    ratio said:
    Springs area awesome for bending. They slip over the outside & keep the tube from collapsing. They're especially useful for bringing linesets out of the wall in a bend in 3 or four axes, where a Ritchie bender just won't fit, even with the reverse bend adapter. You do need to anneal, or use soft copper.

    I've never used the spray.

    I will not stand for someone talking shhh about the Ritchie bender!

    I'll sit for it though......
    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
    STEVEusaPA
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
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    By now I assume everyone realizes that the "spray" is actually a "spring".......or is there a spray??

    That looks to be 3/4" nominal (7/8 OD) soft copper.
    That takes some muscle to do, 3/4" OD kicks my butt sometime, but then maybe I'm getting old.

    Older than me, "old timers" told of filling the tubing with sand and then bending it. The sand held the inside ID I guess.
    Never tried it myself.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,707
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    @JUGHNE. I used the yellow jacket on soft 3/4" K for my water line.  Worked beautifully.

    Only where it comes up out of the dirt floor.
    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
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
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    I have one also, but not the reverse attachment.
    Needed if you wanted to bend a fixed pipe down.

    Need the bender for one install with 7/8 OD, did maybe 4 bends with it. Still like new.
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,113
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    As always a pleasure to work w Ezzy and Fred , always organized and ready to rock and roll w everything u need to get it done correctly no excuses . Aside from my nonsense babbling for some humor not much is ever said just a few question here and there and just plain spinning wrenches and constant paced hard work . It s truely a pleasure working w guys who aren’t afraid to work hard and do it right get It done and then do it again the next day . A true credit to the dying art of quality and true workmanship in a world where garbage Is excepted and accepted daily .peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
    ethicalpaulIronmangarrettgjp
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
    edited November 2020
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    @EzzyT
    I don’t see a relief valve on the hot water loop. Is it under the cover?

    Your work is awesome as always.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    Bob it’s right behind the Adey Mag Filter. 
    Thanks 
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    I love looking at pictures of your work Ezzy . Just spectacular!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    Thanks @gerry gill you and many others here on this forum have taught me so much.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • New England SteamWorks
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    That is a beautiful job guys! What's the black canister on the loop?
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com