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Steam for humidity

Boiler Guy
Boiler Guy Member Posts: 585
You post on system savings got me thinking. I had a customer ask if there was any way they could use the steam in the rad(s) to add some humidity to their suite. Would it be possibe to install a tee before the vent with a ball or needle valve to permite syeam to enter the suite? Thoughts?


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,317

    I would think that the additional make-up water required would be bad for the system and cause unnecessary corrosion.

  • Fred Harwood
    Fred Harwood Member Posts: 261

    The makeup water quality becomes an issue. I'd recommend against it. Simple room humidifiers probably would be better.
  • Boiler Guy
    Boiler Guy Member Posts: 585
    Water use

    I was thinking along the same lines too. How much water do you suspect bleeding one rad for humidity would use? Is there even a way to calculate it?
    The firetube boiler holds 770 USgal to normal water line
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