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Another Steamer

EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288
We replaced this piped wrong leaking Utica with a Peerless. Great weather today  to do a boiler.
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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,584
    So many Uticas were installed in the 80s-90s in NJ!!
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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,304
    Around here it was all Burnhams and most of them failed before their time both water and steam. Nice looking Peerless.

    I guess we have seen worse piping jobs than the old Utica.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,343
    Nice nice job, Ezzy.
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,442
    What's the deal with the cow catcher on the Utica?
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  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,288
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 839
    I believe the "cow catcher" was designed to prevent items and people from getting burned from the open flame. Coincentally, Utica residential steam boilers are very popular in our area as well. I think we installed two since 1985 and replaced about one hundred. I would bet at least eighty of them had rotted "cow catchers" on them from the gauge glass (and sometime LWCO piping) leaking on them for years.

    @EzzyT , nice job as usual.
  • offdutytech
    offdutytech Member Posts: 133
    Nice work! Next steamer I install going to ditch the pigtail and pipe the pressutrol like that. Much easier to service.