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Clevelands latest steam boiler installation

Mad Dog
Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
you boys are reeeell good. Mad Dog

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  • this is a boiler replacement

    that Steve Pajek and myself just completed..the old boiler didn't leak, but was piped wrong and took on massive amounts of water because of this..of course flooding routinly and having to be drained only to do it again..plus it was the wrong size..we control the pressure from the end of the main with a cutout of 5 ounces.. we even replaced the wet returns in their entirety.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    Nice work

    but it breaks my heart to see what the flooding did to that Gorton #2........

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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094

    In capital letter quality stuff it's total awesome when you get to go in and correct stuff and do the job right the first time .Where i,m workin it,s ahard sale when every body just tosses them in like garbage and then they split or say that's how it,s suppose to work it,s great to see beautiful work like that i love that drop header it's a beauty.Final note i love to ask where the boiler instruction are when the boiler isn't piped right you know the installer took mthem so he wouldn't have to pipe it over again and do it right some people just don't read instruction again great stuff keep up the excellent work KUDOS and peace
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Boilerpro_3
    Boilerpro_3 Member Posts: 1,231
    Nice , VEry nice

    As always. I am sure glad you're not around here, I might have someone that actally knows steam well to compete with.

    In the immortal words of Dan H., around here "the one eyed man is king".

  • Mark J Strawcutter
    Mark J Strawcutter Member Posts: 625
    nice work

    I like those flanges.

    Nice to see other places with gas meter still in basement.

  • gehring
    gehring Member Posts: 65

    That looks beautiful!

    Excuse my ignorance (I learn by asking stupid questions) but what is the purpose of the vaporstats located on the ends of the mains?
  • DaveGateway
    DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
    drop headers

    Never saw a drop header before. How does it work and where would you use it.
  • Dropped Headers

    help you maintain a larger vertical distance from the header to the system main(s) while still maintaining the required vertical rise from the Normal Water Leve to the header. They also aide in slowing the steam down somewhat and improves on the ability to establish dry steam to the system due to the additional elbows or turns. Not to mention they look absolutely awesome!

    Glenn Stanton

    Burnham Hydronics
  • its easier to control

    the pressure thru the main from its end..for example we usually see about 8 ounces at the boiler with about 4 or five at the mains end..so we set our pressure from the mains end..this variation isn't from piping friction loss, its from the runouts that try to steal pressure as the steam is traveling..say we set the vaporstat at the boiler, set at 4 ounces, cause we figure okay, probably one ounce friction loss according to the old charts..nope, probably only actually have one ounce at the end of the main, cause of ''runout robbery''..you could do it fine from the boiler, but from the mains end eliminates alot of trial and error tweaking..not my idea, wish it was..its from a older fellow who caught the tail end of the steam heat installation days around here..thanks joe
  • I agree with Clammy

    Awesome work . It looks like you bumped up the near boiler header size more than the lit says ? Always a great piping idea . The homeowner lucked out when they hired your crew .
  • gehring
    gehring Member Posts: 65

    Gerry - thanks for the explanation
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