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Reservoir Pipe/Tank

Steam Bunny
Steam Bunny Member Posts: 76


  • Steam Bunny
    Steam Bunny Member Posts: 76
    Reservoir pipe/tank for Condensate Return- HOW to DETAILS

    Attached is a retyped/redrawn 1984 Bulletin by Weil McLain explaining how to size a reservoir pipe.

    However, Dan Holohan posted the following & I'm wondering if anyone has more information.

    Date: June 29, 2002 09:08 AM
    Author: Dan Holohan ([email protected])
    Subject: I'd be reluctant

    to put a feed pump in a house. I think that if the pipes are well insulated and the traps are working and the returns are clear then the return trap can get the job done. If it's working, that is. If it's not, there's another alternative. "Jammer Don" Conyngham of Eastern Penn Supply has his contractors rip the guts out of the receiver and keep the casting. Then he has them install a probe-type low-water cutoff in the receiver. This is wired to a switching relay, which is wired to two small solenoid valves - one in the steam line (normally closed) to the receiver and the other to the equalizing line (normally open) that goes back to the dry return. It works like a charm, and for a lot less money than a feed pump and the extra traps that you need once you add the feed pump.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

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