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Don10000
Don10000 Member Posts: 21
12 copper convectors with Steam heat. Radiators 388 sq" - mains pipes not included.
I noticed the Weil Mclain PE45 installation instructions show:
Boiler riser 2" Only has one riser, not two.
Header 2.5"
Does not show a dropped header
Should I insist on the header being larger and insist on 2 boiler risers with a dropped header? Or should I just go with what's on the installation instructions?
Thanks in advance

Comments

  • Dairon421
    Dairon421 Member Posts: 78
    Always follow the manufacturers instructions. I install penco boilers and on 150,000 btus and under I can one pipe it but anything over I have to use two pipes coming out the boiler. 
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,149
    If the manufacturer minimum piping instructions are met, you will be fine if the boiler is skimmed properly.

    If you want two risers and a dropped header you should pay xtra for it. IMHO it is not necessary