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dropped header question

jrnjrn Member Posts: 1
edited January 9 in Strictly Steam
we did the header piping in the shop was a one day replacement of the boiler and i may have messed up the drop on the header to the main any thoughts? left it easy enough to drop it in the summer but the building needed heat asap so this was the replacement.  should i drop it lower? 
mclain 880 4" header to 3 " main  


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 14,716
    That is the main taking of rom the side of the header? I'm not really keen on that; I'd much rather see that take off at least 45 degrees off the horizontal if not not straight up...

    But see how it works. That, after all, is the bottom line.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.
    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,957
    I only see one issue. The 3" main coming off the header seems like it's pitched up withe the low end toward the header like a counterflow system. If it is pitched up there should be a tee in it with a drip so the condensate doesn't go back in the header.

    And yes coming off the side isn't the best but with a drop header is probably fine

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