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Ron Schroeder it's RoosterBoy

Larry_10 Member Posts: 127
hi Ron I just had a question for you my contractor dose not feel like removing my air scoop to much work.

I was wondering can I keep the air scoop and put a spirovent just before my supply branches on my header
before the union

so what i am asking is it ok to have a air scoop and a spirovent close to each other.

also on my dhw they are going to remove the cap at the end of my header and add a T there because i have dhw priority



  • Ron Schroeder_4
    Ron Schroeder_4 Member Posts: 46

    Hi RoosterBoy,

    I don't see why not. The scoop is just a funny cross Tee. I think the contractor doesn't want to re-do the fill and expansion tank piping. If I remember correctly from your pictures, you have the scoop, a ball valve, a Tee with a drain , a 90, a union and then the header. I would replace the Tee and drain with the spirovent and move the drain to the end of the header. I would replace the 90 with a 1 1/4" Tee. I would then run from the new leg of the Tee to a ball valve and then the indirect circ (preferably with an integrated check valve) and down to the LT-160 as directly as possable. I would probably change to 1" or 1 1/4" copper just after the circ. Then I would put a Tee on the return of the boiler and using a flo-check as a 90 run as directly as possable down to the indirect return. I can't remember your layout exactly but you should be able to fit a ball valve in the indirect return somewhere and maybe a drain too.

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