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Steamer Replacement

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EzzyT
EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
We replaced this 10 year old leaking Weil McLain with a Peerless 64-10 with 5” drop header and upgraded the main venting.
Thanks to @clammy for helping out on this job.
E-Travis Mechanical LLC
Etravismechanical@gmail.com
201-887-8856
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
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    Nice!

    Wonder why the old one leaked so quickly?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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    mattmia2luketheplumber
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540
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    no swing joints on the old header and the header looks pitched so the header would have to leak
  • SteamingatMohawk
    SteamingatMohawk Member Posts: 1,007
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    Nice job!

    I'm trying to make sure I fully understand the piping from the drop header to the individual mains. It looks like the "main" from the drop header goes back up then splits to three mains, true, false or something else?

  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
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    @SteamingatMohawk thanks. There 1-4” steam main with 2-21/2” others steam mains that branch off of it.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,973
    edited March 2022
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    @EzzyT. Nice. Did old boiler have holes/cracks or where sections pulled apart? Lucky you, being able to find Peerless. Last I checked in my part of the world, they were back ordered/ out of stock. Did boiler come with safeguard?
  • NJ08534
    NJ08534 Member Posts: 12
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    Nice improvement and great looking main venting capacity.  Q: on the brass water trap, why the extra fittings atom the first + ?  Seems a simple male cap would close it off but you added a little extension instead for an additional 15$. Curious what I’m missing.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
    edited March 2022
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    @STEAM DOCTOR the boiler had a ton of corrosion due to flue gas condensate from enough supply volume of natural gas. The gas piping was to small to handle the btu load.
    Henrys Supply is pretty much the only wholesaler that has Peerless’s in stock. The boiler came with a cycleguard. 

    @NJ08534 the fitting on top of the cross tee of the water seal is there to in order for me to fill the water seal with fluid and boiler with boiler inhibitors. 
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,112
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    As always w the noblest of all trades ,it’s always a pleasure to spin w gentlemen w knowledge and a great work ethic there’s no bs no corner cutting and as always systems always works 100% better and correctly upon leaving and always a happier home owner there’s nothing better then that when it comes to getting your steam boiler replaced then getting it done once and getting it done correctly and it working as it should . Most people w steam are lucky that they extremely forgiving system and will perform fairly well even w the worse of piping to a more or less of a degree but when done correctly it is all that it should be and more ,quite no banging and everything gets hot and condensate return s a thing of beauty w few moving parts except basic laws of physics but nothing new to the noblest of all trades ,steamfitting ! Also a big thanks to Ezzy for always including me in the recipe of fun as we see it , replacing and repiping steamers and making things right ,really what more is there in life ? Except doing what you get satisfaction from and making a living at it gets no better .
    Peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
    STEVEusaPAreggicross_skier
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,376
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    As always, nice job.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    STEVEusaPA
  • PMJ
    PMJ Member Posts: 1,265
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    Looks great.

    No auto damper or am I just not seeing it? If not why not?
    1926 1000EDR Mouat 2 pipe vapor system,1957 Bryant Boiler 463,000 BTU input, Natural vacuum operation with single solenoid vent, Custom PLC control
  • SteamingatMohawk
    SteamingatMohawk Member Posts: 1,007
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    According to the User's Information Manual page 4, sequence of operation, it appears to be optional.

    https://www.peerlessboilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/6364_R6_Users-Man_web_0521.pdf

    The I&O manual does not show it being supplied with the boiler.

    I believe NFPA 54 now requires one.

    It's not inside the draft hood.



  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,112
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    I believe anything over a 6 section is considered commercial and they are not included and must be supplied by contractor and there’s no wire harness for it either included in a knock down boiler over 6 sections it’s just the way it is .
    Peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • PMJ
    PMJ Member Posts: 1,265
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    If I were the customer I would want one for sure.
    1926 1000EDR Mouat 2 pipe vapor system,1957 Bryant Boiler 463,000 BTU input, Natural vacuum operation with single solenoid vent, Custom PLC control