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Some Updates Today

fxrgrunt
fxrgrunt Member Posts: 152
Swapped off Hoffman 75 to other main and added a second Gorton 2 on the longer main. Also added T off pigtail on boiler and low pressure gauge so I can make sure my pressure is staying down and main venting is adequate. 


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  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 748
    I would turn the safety valve away from the top of the boiler and install a drop leg toward the floor with a pail to catch any drips or release from the safety valve.

    Jake
    fxrgrunt
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,368
    No black pipe on pressure relief valve outlet
    fxrgrunt
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,313

    No black pipe on pressure relief valve outlet

    Are you saying it's not allowed or that you don't see it?
    steve
    fxrgrunt
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,840

    No black pipe on pressure relief valve outlet

    Are you saying it's not allowed or that you don't see it?
    Some inspectors don't like black pipe on safety valve drips, since it can rust up.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,290
    LOL, Never herd that one before. I guess I will have to go back to PVC LOL
    fxrgruntdelta T
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 860
    Steamhead said:

    No black pipe on pressure relief valve outlet

    Some inspectors don't like black pipe on safety valve drips, since it can rust up.
    Also if there is a threaded end on that black pipe some one who does not know what they are doing will see a drip and think that a cap would be the perfect solution....

    Years ago my dad was an expert witness for a case where a boiler exploded and destroyed an entire (thankfully unoccupied at the time) wing of a nursing home. They took him to the site and while walking around he actually found the relief valve with the discharge piping capped off. Upon questioning the maintenance guy said he saw it dripping on Friday afternoon and decided to just cap it off until he could replace it on Monday. As Steamhead always says.....

    fxrgrunt
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,840
    edited October 22
    delta T said:

    Also if there is a threaded end on that black pipe some one who does not know what they are doing will see a drip and think that a cap would be the perfect solution....

    Years ago my dad was an expert witness for a case where a boiler exploded and destroyed an entire (thankfully unoccupied at the time) wing of a nursing home. They took him to the site and while walking around he actually found the relief valve with the discharge piping capped off. Upon questioning the maintenance guy said he saw it dripping on Friday afternoon and decided to just cap it off until he could replace it on Monday. As Steamhead always says.....

    All together now.....................
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    delta Tfxrgrunt