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Redyed Member Posts: 1
What happens when you replace a trap set at 15 with one set at 125. Will it still work, if not how would you know the 15 trap is the right one?


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,350
    Say again? What kind of trap, and to what does "set at 15" refer?
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  • Shane_2
    Shane_2 Member Posts: 138
    If by some chance you a talking about replacing a 15lb pressure relief valve with a 125lb pressure relief valve on a steam boiler, NO----DO NOT DO THAT!! That is a safety device and needs to be replaced with the same
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,326
    @Redyed , what is this trap connected to?

    In general, a trap rated for higher pressure has a smaller valve orifice, so it won't do a good job of passing condensate or air at lower pressures.
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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,519

    What @Steamhead said.

    Two traps the same pipe size 1 rated at 15 the other rated at 125 the 125 will have a smaller orifice. It will "work" but may not have the capacity you need
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