to Find a Contractor in your area.
are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit
Steam drip leg
I’m new to steam in a large commercial setting. Is this a drip leg and is the condensate pipe supposed to be trapped like this?
Basically yes but 2 items to mention. Usually the tee feeding the trap inlet is full size of the drop but you shouldn't have an issue the way it is.
2d Your lifting the condensate coming out of the trap. That is usually avoided but in some cases with obstructions it can't be.
I your case it could have been avoided as the steam line is above the condensate line it would be better if the drop was shorter and the condensate went straight into the condensate return.
They put a check valve in the trap discharge which is good.
As long as your steam pressure is always above 1 1/2Lbs (Iam assuming the condensate riser is about 3' (I counted the bricks) and the piping isn't in a freezing cold area you should be fine
Thank you for educating me on this. I appreciate it!
Leave a Comment
Toggle HTML view
Toggle full page
Comment As ...
It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Expand for more options.
THE MAIN WALL
A-C, Heat Pumps & Refrigeration
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Domestic Hot Water
Hot Topics with Hot Rod
Buy, Sell, Barter
Like Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
Watch Us on YouTube