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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,837
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    He got the Hartford loop correct.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,847
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    1/2 credit?
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,968
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    Surprisingly, there is not any banging. And after a decent cleaning, water level is relatively stable while firing. 
    Mad Dog_2
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,525
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    I have seen horribly piped jobs run absolutely silent. They shouldn't but they do. No one should pipe them wrong but sometimes they work.
    Mad Dog_2
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
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    Those Slant Fins make very dry steam, I suspect due to the unique internal path of steam in the boiler through the full depth of the really wide end section and the internal baffling. Also really easy to get a good skim. Probably the best Cast Iron boiler design on the market.
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    CorktownMad Dog_2
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,835
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    Those Slant Fins make very dry steam, I suspect due to the unique internal path of steam in the boiler through the full depth of the really wide end section and the internal baffling. Also really easy to get a good skim. Probably the best Cast Iron boiler design on the market.

    Unfortunately, they're no longer on the market. R.I.P., Slant/Fin.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    SuperTechMad Dog_2
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,968
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    Mad Dog_2
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,968
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    This one bangs. Made a crude diagram for the customer. Please excuse my lack of artistic ability. 
    Mad Dog_2
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
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    I would imagine just putting in a 3inch riser would fix most of the problems. As long as your input is below 200,000, velocity in a 3 inch riser is low enough for water to drop back. Not that I would recommend that long term.
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    Mad Dog_2
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,968
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    To be honest, I've always been tempted to try larger and higher boiler risers in place of headers. Maybe this one could be my guinea pig, just for kicks. 
    Mad Dog_2
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
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    If the boiler water starts getting fouled, I think you will still get some carryover, so the header probably helps with that.
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    Mad Dog_2
  • SNS
    SNS Member Posts: 3
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    I concur
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,926
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    Hilarious.. love it. Don't make me dig back in to my picture archives!!  We used to have a "wall of Shame" contest on the Wall.  I contributed many a doozy....amazing they work fine sometimes.  I did actually cure a bad steam job with 3" drop header risers that went all the way to the ceiling before dropping back down.  Ill try to find the picture.  Long Story short. Genius local knucklehead rerouted both steam mains to about 5 feet off the floor during a basement finishing project.  Sheetrocked and painted..not working...not good. I get called in.  Wasn't sure if it would work, but I went for it and solved it.  Wild looking header but 
    Fixed at the boiler  without touching the sheer rock.  Mad Dog 🐕 
    STEAM DOCTOR