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Steam header piped with copper

Mark Hunt
Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
Old Pennco that has cracked.

Copper headers don't hold up very well on steam, and the installer was as good at wiring as he was at piping.

Notice the scorch marks on the outside of the combustion chamber.

A nice new Burnham will take it's place along with new piping.

Mark H

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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    like that nice venting job also

    blast a hole in the chimney, stuff the pipe in and cement away..nice...make sure to show off some nice finish pic's to..:)
  • Matt Undy
    Matt Undy Member Posts: 256

    It looks like many ppl have blasted holes at levels convienent for their appliance over the past century.

  • JackEnnisMartin
    JackEnnisMartin Member Posts: 70
    Copper piping on header

    Well looks like this person did not do well on his apprenticeship examinations for the journeymans license. I could not help but see ,the fine example of Teflon tape being used incorrectly once again. You are trying to provide lubrication for the threads: not gift wrap the pipe. Pipe sealant is only supposed to be on the threads, and as such, should not be seen on a finished connection. I would also caution this person -- nmd wire is for home constuction not heating.If you really want to have a nice job ,clean the top of the threads with a wire brush, removing all the excess pipe dope or in this case Teflon tape.It only takes a few minutes: but,it makes the job look like you cared about what you do for a living.
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  • Matt Undy
    Matt Undy Member Posts: 256

    The zip cord is much more problematic....NM is ok if ambient is within its temp range and proper deratings have been applied, and the physical protection rules have been satisfied which usally means raceway of one form or another. Obviously he didn't understand about cable clamps.

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