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I`m going to be replacing a steam condensate pump in a few days. The problem is the difference in height between the inlets on the two pumps.The new pump`s inlet is 4 inches higher than the old one and, of course,there isn`t any room to re-do the existing condensate line,so they want me to pitch the condensate line upwards into the receiver.
Lowering the pump is a major job as well since it is approx. 12 feet off the floor and sitting on a platform welded to a steel beam.
My bosses seem to think that there will be enough pressure in the line to push the condensate in to the receiver but I have my doubts.
I`m just worried that this will come back to haunt us during the heating season since this pump serves a steam main as well as a large roof top heating unit.
What do you guys think??
Thanks Jim S