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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,986
    Is there a question about this?
    Bob Boan
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  • joeshelmet
    joeshelmet Member Posts: 4
    Can it work ?
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,658
    edited November 24
    It should work it was installed many years ago when pipefitters knew what they were doing. Can't say I have seen steam traps mounted on their side though
    IronmanLong Beach Edjoeshelmet
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 19,960

    Can it work ?

    Yes it can and will work and heat quite efficiently. Keep the pressure on the system low.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    joeshelmet
  • Long Beach Ed
    Long Beach Ed Member Posts: 796
    Goes great with the high hat LED lighting!
    joeshelmet
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,654

    It should work it was installed many years ago when pipefitters knew what they were doing. Can't say I have seen steam traps mounted on their side though

    I bet that trap was made by Illinois Engineering Co. It's called an "outboard" trap because the expanding element is mounted after the valve seat. I've seen similar traps from Sterling and Broomell. They work fine, and repair parts are available if needed.

    Do the rest of your radiators have similar traps?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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    kcoppLong Beach Edjoeshelmet
  • joeshelmet
    joeshelmet Member Posts: 4
    How can the radiator not be 1/2 filled with condensate ?
  • joeshelmet
    joeshelmet Member Posts: 4
    Barnes & Jones trap
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 19,960

    How can the radiator not be 1/2 filled with condensate ?

    It will have more condensate in it than usual -- but only up to the bottom rim of the trap. That won't keep it from heating.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    joeshelmet
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,654

    Barnes & Jones trap

    It has been rebuilt, then. I don't believe B&J ever made a trap like that- but they are one company that makes replacement parts. So someone has maintained that system.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    joeshelmet
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,929
    How can the radiator not be 1/2 filled with condensate ?
    It will have more condensate in it than usual -- but only up to the bottom rim of the trap. That won't keep it from heating.
    mightn’t it cause hammer if the water is cool?
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • Pumpguy
    Pumpguy Member Posts: 571
    Webster did offer a trap with the thermostatic element horizontal, although the outlet was at the bottom of the body.

    I would think mounting a conventional vertical element trap horizontal would allow for some debris build up in the body which may or may not cause problems.
    Dennis Pataki. Former Service Manager and Heating Pump Product Manager for Nash Engineering Company. Phone: 1-888 853 9963
    Website: www.nashjenningspumps.com

    The first step in solving any problem is TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 19,960



    How can the radiator not be 1/2 filled with condensate ?

    It will have more condensate in it than usual -- but only up to the bottom rim of the trap. That won't keep it from heating.

    mightn’t it cause hammer if the water is cool?

    Shouldn't, because there is no steam velocity in the radiator to push the water around (the steam is condensing as fast as it can get in).
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    joeshelmet