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Snowmelt
Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
edited April 2022 in THE MAIN WALL

Installing a 4 section residential steam boiler. I just hung up the phone with technical support. I’m using both risers. Technical told me to keep it two inch, after the tee going to the supply I could bump it up to 4 inch with a 2 - 4 reducer that’s what the original system is.

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  • SteamingatMohawk
    SteamingatMohawk Member Posts: 1,024
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    Post the boiler nameplate.
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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    I’m sorry it was Utica 150,000 btu out
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,932
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    Is this "Utica Boiler" or "Utica Heating"?

    They're not the same..............
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  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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    I’m sorry that was the old boiler which was a peerless
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,757
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    Post the actual model number if you have it
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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    Peg 150 tomorrow I start the job . I don’t think I will do a drop header but I will you two taps
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,932
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    Utica Boiler. Side outlets are 2" rather than 2-1/2".
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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    PSB 5 D , I’m planing on using both risers I drew a little diagram
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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  • Pughie1
    Pughie1 Member Posts: 135
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    Pretty sure the PSB series is a Dunkirk
    John Pughe
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,932
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    Pughie1 said:

    Pretty sure the PSB series is a Dunkirk
    John Pughe

    It is. And the instructions clearly say DO NOT reduce the size of the steam tappings. That technical support person clearly can't read.

    I'd build a standard 2-1/2" drop header, using both risers and dripping into the equalizer as usual, and run the takeoff from that into the existing 4" header, dripping that below the waterline into the return before the Hartford Loop. This will give you some nice, dry steam.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,417
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    Steam head so just pipe it as I see it………planing on going 24 inch with risers then make the mains 4 inch, just won’t be pretty I will do the best I can