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10-03-2008, 11:35 PM
I'm installing a True Steam Humidifier. The HVAC duct where the remote nozzle enters is about 20" above the attic floor. The TrueSteam unit where the steam pipe leaves the unit is also about 20" above the floor. Given the 2" rise per 1' on the way up and the .75" per 1' on the way down, I don't really have the clearance to create a P trap as per the recommended specs. Can I use a radiator drain trap in the off a T in the steam line? The run of the steam line is about 12'. The maximum horizontal length recommended without a drain is 5'. Any recommendations on how I can set up the drainage? I was going to angle the steam piping down for 10' (7.5") and then up 4" for the last 2' but I don't really have the space to create a P trap to the drain piping I have underneath. Any help would be appreciated. I"m not sure if I am explaining my situation clearly.
10-04-2008, 08:04 AM
I'm gonna take a shot in the dark.
You are not in this trade. You purchased this humidifier off the 'net. Now, you are stuck because you wouldn't pay a contractor to do this work. So, you come here for advice on doing something that you aren't really qualified to do.
However, you didn't bother reading the rules for our forum before you submitted your registration.
How's that for a shot in the dark?
10-04-2008, 05:26 PM
Yes your shot in the dark is correct. I just reread your rules and I see that DIY type questions are not really for this forum. I actually did pay a contractor to put 4 humidifiers in my house as well as a heater to heat my outdoor terrace. So the guy puts in in indoor heating unit on my outdoor terrace connected to the same boiler system used indoor. So the pipes freeze in the winter and cost thousands of dollars of damage to the space below. The same guys put bypass humidifiers in but I have 4 zones so the heating cycle only turns on about 4 hours a day so the house stayed bone dry. They also forgot the hook up a water line to one of the humidifiers. When they installed the compressor units, they left 2 of the caps off and I lost freon. One of the units also blew after 6 months and they wouldn't replace it under warranty. When they built the house, they didn't put sound insulation in the ducts per the construction spec. In any case, after my experience with these guys, I didn't want to go back to them with the humidifier replacements and the other 2 HVAC contractors I spoke to had never installed a TrueSteam unit before.
I checked out some of the other questions on the forum and it seemed like other guys were asking questions not that dissimilar than mine. I'm happy to pay someone to finish up the job (i.e. figure out the correct hose configuration) I'm just not having much luck. I live in Stamford, CT.
All I really want to know is can you use a radiator steam trap instead of a P trap.
10-04-2008, 06:19 PM
No DIY here.
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