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Steam piping gone wrong

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 650
edited January 2023 in THE MAIN WALL
imageSteam piping gone wrong

A steam stumper! In Baltimore, about four blocks from my house, there lives an elderly couple. They're still in the same three-bedroom cottage where they raised their family...

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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
    Details matter
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,544
    Very appropriate timing on that! Applicable to another thread here...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • vhauk
    vhauk Member Posts: 84
    That is just what we have in our 1880’s beach house in Ct. The main house has a 2” loop that terminates into the Hartford loop, with the main vent there. 2 addions were piped in, one with at least a 100 square foot radiator. When we moved in it would sound like a war zone in the basement as the boiler got hot. A level and hangers fixed the noise. I guess the system was better than the first heater. A brick chimney suspended over the ground floor 5’ with 5 coal stoves
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,752
    As usual when things are done originally, they are ok. Something gets added and then the problems start