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Freaking Out Over High Pressure in One Pipe Steam System



  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 748
    edited October 2021
    Rob_40 said:

    delcrossv said:

    Rob_40 said:

    Any advice on a replacement gauge? Is an "internal syphon" gauge something special?

    Just means the pigtail is built in. (and, as the passages are small, more likely to get filled with crud)

    If it were me, I'd replace it with a standard gauge and pigtail set up. Use a cross with plugs for the bottom connection instead of an elbow. From the boiler: nipple, cross, nipple, shutoff cock, pigtail , gauge.
    Why the cross fitting instead of an elbow, or maybe a T fitting? Does it serve as a cleanout?
    Bingo! :) Plug the two unused ports, easy access to clean the setup out.
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.
  • Rob_40
    Rob_40 Member Posts: 55