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  1. #1
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    Steam Boiler

    Wet-based Smith boiler with a Carlin power burner. We typically peak between 85-89% efficiency with this setup. Oversized drop header, all black pipe and cast iron fittings. Install a Vaporstat on every new boiler to operate on 10 ounces or less. This is how every one of our steam jobs looks.


    EDIT. Some of the photos are sideways. Stupid iPad.
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    Looks beautiful.

    I must say, I've never piped in a drop header, mostly because I don't understand it.

    I also love blue monster teflon products.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    Nice job,customers are lucky to have you piping their steamers.
    I love overtime I just hate working for it.

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    Happy to see a barometric damper on it. Did you perform combustion test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    Happy to see a barometric damper on it. Did you perform combustion test?
    Every time we touch or install a gas appliance, we perform a combustion test.

    Without the damper, where would all of that expensive heat go on a cold day? Out the chimney! We also install a spill-switch on the damper, which is code, but rarely enforced.
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    Do you insulate the headers and piping afterwards, i would think you would get a bit if wet steam especially on startup. The job looks real nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kangaroogod View Post
    Do you insulate the headers and piping afterwards, i would think you would get a bit if wet steam especially on startup. The job looks real nice.
    We don't typically insulate the piping ourselves. We encourage our customers to do it, though. The price mark-up for our company to do it is just too much to make sense. And, it really only makes economical sense if there is no existing insulation anywhere on the system. To spend the money on just a small amount, you'll never get that money back. There is no noticeable operating difference with or without the near-boiler insulated that we notice.

    Although, again, we do encourage our customers to insulate anything that isn't.
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