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Chris V
Chris V Member Posts: 36
I Have not seen a Drop Header In The Field. What Is the reason for it's Use?

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  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
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    Drop headers are very useful

    in situations where you have height restrictions on steam header piping. However, many of us steam psychos use them whenever we can for nice dry steam production. Mad dog
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    And

    they're much easier to put together than a standard header. Here's one we did recently on a Columbia.

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  • jim_14
    jim_14 Member Posts: 271
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    does that the curve

    (looks like 3 elbows) in the piping eliminate any wetness from the steam? Im tring to figure out exactly how a drop header works..
  • Bob_19
    Bob_19 Member Posts: 94
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    Changing Direction

    of the steam causes moisture, which is heavier, to drop out.
    This won't clean the steam completely, but it does help.
    Takeoffs/risers should always taken from the top.
    Another benefit of this is the expansion loop created.


    This technique has been used in large installations for quite a long time.
  • jim_14
    jim_14 Member Posts: 271
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    is this beneficial to residential

    steam installations?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    Sure is

    anything you can do to make the steam drier will help.

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  • jim_14
    jim_14 Member Posts: 271
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    I see now,

    just watched that hvactv.com video and saw exactly what a drop header does, pretty neat.

    Is that something that is a "lost art" or is it just not common in residential installations?
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
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    drop headers

    the technology has been around for a hundred years. nobody wanted to bother to do the de lux piping. everyone is always in a rush. MONEY. MONEY MONEY LOOKS like WE ARE BRINGING IT back FULL CIRCLE. . like to do one with 6 " pipe for a bonifide steam drum. Sure makes a good looking job and works great
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