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Possible Steam Revival

I'll check in the morning. I have one guy coming on Saturday to take a look, but I wanted to get some opinions.

By the way, the system was converted from steam to HW, by the use of a new boiler with a circ pump, but no other piping changes. No wonder it did not work. The plumber "drained" the system a few years ago, and then, the HO said that he tried to pump water through it to test the rads, and that they leaked. This job would include testing the rads, and making a determination of repairs or replacement of them, figuring out the system, and getting the near boiler piping in order.

There are not many qualofied steam artists in my area. Or at least I haven't met them yet.

Jake

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  • Thermal Jake
    Thermal Jake Member Posts: 4
    A while ago...

    I posted a question for a possible revival of a steam system in the house next to mine. The house might be mine soon. I did speak to Todd Schlip about it but my Hotmail account us now not working, so I switched to my other account. So, Todd (or anyone else) would like to check it out. I am right near Stewart Intl Airport in Orange County, NY.

    I did not take any pictures, but I will try to this weekend. Anyway, I'll need someone who can check a bunch of rads, for leaks/cracks, and get the old girl running again. Or (gasp) help to convert it to one with a circulator.

    Anyway, thanks in advance for your help.

    Jake
  • keep the steam...

    > I posted a question for a possible revival of a

    > steam system in the house next to mine. The house

    > might be mine soon. I did speak to Todd Schlip

    > about it but my Hotmail account us now not

    > working, so I switched to my other account. So,

    > Todd (or anyone else) would like to check it out.

    > I am right near Stewart Intl Airport in Orange

    > County, NY.

    >

    > I did not take any pictures, but

    > I will try to this weekend. Anyway, I'll need

    > someone who can check a bunch of rads, for

    > leaks/cracks, and get the old girl running again.

    > Or (gasp) help to convert it to one with a

    > circulator.

    >

    > Anyway, thanks in advance for your

    > help.

    >

    > Jake



  • keep the steam...

    please...?

    Noel
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,726
    Ditto

    Keep the steam!

    You shouldn't find any cracks or leaks from freezing in steam radiators- they drain dry when the system is off. The only places that contain water when the system is off are the wet returns, water seals (if used) and the boiler itself.

    Is this another Thermal Vapor System?

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