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I Have No Idea...

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Skim port?


New England SteamWorks
Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,627
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    Relief for all the extra water that the steam carries out, so it doesn't have to fight it's way back in through the riser?
  • New England SteamWorks
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    But it's capped. Doesn't go anywhere....
    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,627
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    I don't even… What‽
  • New England SteamWorks
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    Or does it go somewhere? After enhancement, I am not sure. I only have the one picture the customer forwarded, in regard to another matter.


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • New England SteamWorks
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    Namely, this:


    New England SteamWorks
    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
    newenglandsteamworks.com
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540
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    Boiler bypass for steam :):):):) Must have been a hot water guy.
    SuperTechluketheplumber
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,062
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    Maybe started to add the water fill connection there and thought otherwise. I have seen a steamer with water fill at that point.
  • Lyle {pheloa} Carter
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    Perhaps they removed one of these and thought the three-quarter inch line was necessary, which in this case it wouldn't be because you have the Hartford Loop
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,581
    edited November 2020
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    The end cap is puzzling. Otherwise, I would say they intended to overfill boiler to that point to prevent waterline rot during summer.