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Near steam boiler piping questions

Sam G._2
Sam G._2 Member Posts: 17
We are replacing a 30HP horizontal tube boiler with a cast iron boiler. Due to physical size of the new boiler, the 4" take off for the steam supply (not the water line)from the header will be higher than the existing steam main. Am I better "dripping" the connection with a trap (F&T or bucket)or just drop a line to the existing wet return? What size trap or line? Question #2 Will the "high level overflow" (a F&T trap a few inches above normal water line level on the equalizr)connected to the new feed water tank as suggested by HB SMITH in their manual replace Dan's "False water line" bottle?

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  • Anthony Menafro
    Anthony Menafro Member Posts: 197
    Drop header

    > We are replacing a 30HP horizontal tube boiler

    > with a cast iron boiler. Due to physical size of

    > the new boiler, the 4" take off for the steam

    > supply (not the water line)from the header will

    > be higher than the existing steam main. Am I

    > better "dripping" the connection with a trap (F&T

    > or bucket)or just drop a line to the existing wet

    > return? What size trap or line? Question #2

    > Will the "high level overflow" (a F&T trap a few

    > inches above normal water line level on the

    > equalizr)connected to the new feed water tank as

    > suggested by HB SMITH in their manual replace

    > Dan's "False water line" bottle?



    Will a drop header help you out? Go to Dan's Library and look up Steam piping. You'll see some beautiful examples.
  • Anthony Menafro
    Anthony Menafro Member Posts: 197
    Drop header


    Will a drop header help you out? Go to Dan's Library and look up Steam piping. You'll see some beautiful examples.Hope that helps you out.
    Anthony
  • Sam G._2
    Sam G._2 Member Posts: 17
    Thanks

    Been doing this for 30 years, been to Dan's seminars (I remember "Dangerous Dan and the hole in the ground")and read his books but missed this simple and elegant solution to the problem. It is good to learn something new every day.
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    drop header

    good call Anthony. i was thinking the same but took for granted Sam was familiar with the drop header . actually did not want to insult him. did not start using them myself until about three years ago . use them on every job now and they are beautiful. connections go in like butter.
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