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  1. #1
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    Did a change out on a burnham. Made a few upgrades a-la-Dan Holohan...

    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

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    Nice work,all in black too plus plenty of straight pipe going into the air scoop.

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    What a great, clean install

    I have a question

    On that dual valve

    If that is a relief valve, shouldn't that be piped
    within 2" of the floor

    SC

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    Pumping away, you'll make the great man proud!

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    I have very little idea of what I'm looking at, but it looks good. ;P

    Not to many residential boilers in this part of Texas.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Aren't the clean out ports on the right hand side of that boiler.

    By code you can't have a shut off valve between a relief valve and the pressure vessel, you have a valve after the combo.
    Need combo's blow off piped down toward the floor.
    Also should have shut off valves on both sides of the circ.


    Nice looking install with the black pipe.
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  7. #7
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    Apparently the relief valve on the dual unit wasn't necessary since there is one on the boiler. A backflow preventer is also required here. Nice, neat work.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

  8. #8
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    I though about that relief valve pipe several times and still forgot it. Next time I'll pipe the reducer above the valve to tank. There is a check avlve in the background for supply, by the hanging strap, but the reducer valve states in the paperwork it can do backflow duty.
    Col 3:23


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    Hmmm wonder if the press. red. valve will fulfill code requirments for backflow? Probably not, and I figured you had one in there somewhere. Nice work!
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    That is a neat job.Beenthere correct that boiler needs 30"
    on the right side for clean outs.

    Next time removed the return to the back of the boiler,thats the only way you're going to be able to get that burner door to swing open.

    I'm sure the reason that burnham pipes it there is because of shipping.I wish they would change that.

    The boiler piping would line right up together if you turn it around.Then you can hang the supply manifold and purge
    scoop to the left down low for easy service.

    The more you do billygoat the better you see things.
    I'm not trying to be rude here with my next statement.But
    read those boiler instruction more then once if you have to.

    Anit it nice be a wethead? Again nice touch!


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    Wink Simpleman

    Just to clear the air a little regarding your post, it is not really advisable to move the return to the rear tapping on the Burnham V-8 water boiler. We made provision to open the swing door with the front return pipe by providing an articulating or offset hinge assembly on the door. By removing the two securing bolts and/or nuts you can pull outward on the door and shove it to the left where it will swing open clear of the return pipe.

    The return pipe really needs to be in the front to provide proper flow and heat transfer capability of the water as it flows through the boiler. Quite a bit of effort went into the development of the special door hinge to achieve this. Some other manufacturers install an offset elbow to have their return pipe clear the door and they risk having those swing joints loosening during shipment. Hope this helps.

    Glenn

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    Make sure you post it on the Wall. Nice work.
    Radiant heating groupie.

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    There is some space on the backside of boiler (not 30") which would be nice to have more space there. Unfortunately the oil lines are in the floor and can't be easily moved to turn boiler around, the box was put there by ho the keep them from being damaged. I have had to turn things around for access or pull away from wall.
    Next time I coma across one of those floor lines I may try cutting a groove in the floor to lay the lines down flat in to keep out of harms way.
    Col 3:23


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