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New Boiler Installation

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CLamb
CLamb Member Posts: 280
I've finally finished installing my new steam boiler here in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. It is a Weil-McClain SGO-3. It has a used Beckett AFG oil burnerwith a new pump and a GeniSys R7284U 1004. I have yet to install a skimming nipple. Later I will add a low pressure gauge with a low pressure control and also a vacuum gauge on the oil filter.

Next I have to have it inspected following which I will ask one of you fine folks look it over and do the combustion tuning.

Here are some photos. Ignore the wet spots on the floor.











WMno57Mad Dog_2ChrisJreggi

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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,702
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    Looks great but I have to hate on that hot water coil! I don't hate the CycleGard though!
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    CLamb
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
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    Piping looks good. Did the burner come off another SGO-3? Also, could you have used a single oil line?
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  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 280
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    @ethicalpaul Thanks. Yeah, I may someday replace it with a gas fired hot water heater but I didn't want to make a lot of changes at once.

    @Steamhead Thanks. I don't know what system the burner came off of but I made sure it had the correct tube and head for the SGO3. I did put a new nozzle on it. I suppose I could have used a single oil line but the old burner had two lines and I didn't want to make a lot of changes at once. You can see the Roth tank in the photos.

    The biggest problem I had was learning to sweat solder with the new lead-free solders. I couldn't wipe the solder around the joint to make a nice filet like my Dad taught me. Most of the tools I used were inherited from my Grandfather who was a builder in Summit, N.J.. He didn't have any hand held power tools.
    ethicalpaul
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,920
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    Looks good Pal!  Nice & clean   mad Dog 🐕 
    CLamb
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
    edited March 6
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    just a pet peeve i usually try to come off the back w the flue instead of the top . also i like to always have a vertical drop on my equalizer and then pipe over to the return horizontally below the water line . its what shown in every installation diagram but its just me and the few peeves i have , i would also throw in a nipple and tee off the skim and install a 3/4 cross tee and pipe the pressuretroll and gauges off that ,they will never get clogged . also remove that front plug and get a full size ball valve to flush the bottom section out usually after a few years there a pia to get out usually have to cut . looks good much better then most i see keep up the good work
    peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
    CLambreggiMad Dog_2Long Beach Ed
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 280
    edited March 6
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    @clammy I might add the low pressure gauge and low pressure control teed off of the skim nipple. Thanks for the tip. Here's the one it replaced.


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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,671
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    For the love of god man what are all those wet spots on the floor!

    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
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    Everybodies got there pet peeves . Your piping job is a vast improvement over the prior and the system must be heating up considerably better then before being now it getting some dry steam stead of wet . Usually after such a up grade in the piping it’s like a whole new system customers are always amazed at the difference in comfort .
    Peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
    ethicalpaulCLambLong Beach Ed
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,519
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    That poor Peerless never had a chance. That F--ked up copper run crooked like that is more work than to do it right
    CLamb
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,671
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    @CLamb. Make sure you check those packing nuts on your king valves from time to time especially in the beginning.

    I had to keep adjusting mine for a while until things settled in.   They would go from tight to so loose I could turn them with my fingers.


    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    CLamb
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 280
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    ChrisJ said:

    For the love of god man what are all those wet spots on the floor!

    I was trying to wet mop up some fine dust.

    ChrisJ
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,671
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    CLamb said:
    For the love of god man what are all those wet spots on the floor!
    I was trying to wet mop up some fine dust.
    You can never have your boiler room too clean.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 280
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    That poor Peerless never had a chance. That F--ked up copper run crooked like that is more work than to do it right

    The piping reminds me of a vacuum diffusion pump. My guess is that it pumped a lot of water from the boiler into the equalizer but did allow dry steam to go up the mains.
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 280
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    clammy said:

    Everybodies got there pet peeves . Your piping job is a vast improvement over the prior and the system must be heating up considerably better then before being now it getting some dry steam stead of wet . Usually after such a up grade in the piping it’s like a whole new system customers are always amazed at the difference in comfort .
    Peace and good luck clammy

    I haven't fired it up yet. The inspectors are coming on Tuesday and after that I have to schedule someone to come and do the combustion tuning.