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    Properly piped feed with valve and drain for ease of checking bladder tank precharge.





    System used to have a ball valve, repiped oil lines with proper valve, felt element in the first housing, rayon in the second


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    Nce work.

    I like them barometric draft dampers.

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    I know nothing about boilers. But the job looks good and clean.

    Did you custom make those brackets holding the filters on in the last picture?
    Get back to work.™

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    i like the boiler drain between the expansion tank and the shut off valve....we valve the tank where i work , but even with that its still a little messy.

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    Air scoop

    Nice job, have you tried a spirovent instead of traditional air scoop. It works a lot better and also faster on initial air purge.

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    Is that black pipe and glavanized pipe toghter?
    Not what it use to be

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    I gotta ask, are you pumping into the scoop?
    I like the valves on the tank, I use a tee after the ball valve and take the tank off the side. Any crud then falls into the bottom of the tee. I put the sediment valve on the bottom of the tee.
    I put a ball valve after the fill valve, makes servicing easier.
    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

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    Looks good but I hate having a return line on the oil pump. One line and a Tiger loop works so much better. Nice neat work

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    Originally posted by square2round
    I know nothing about boilers. But the job looks good and clean.

    Did you custom make those brackets holding the filters on in the last picture?
    Yes I just make them out of some flat stock with a folding tool on site, they make the filters easy to service and I think have a real professional look.

    [Edited by hvac-tech-lane on 11-13-2005 at 03:10 AM]

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    Re: Air scoop

    Originally posted by the todd
    Nice job, have you tried a spirovent instead of traditional air scoop. It works a lot better and also faster on initial air purge.
    I've never installed a spirovent myself, I don't do very many boiler installs, this system is a monoflo tee system with fin tube convectors and the air cleared up very quickly only had to vent the radiators once. The HO is very satisfied.

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    Originally posted by itsamine
    Is that black pipe and glavanized pipe toghter?
    Yes, some of the pipe was from the previous boiler. Is there a problem using both types in a system? I've never heard that there would be a problem, but you've got me concerned.

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    Originally posted by rich pickering
    I gotta ask, are you pumping into the scoop?
    Yes I know this is not optimum but in this application it works fine, and is allowed for in the installation instructions.

    I like the valves on the tank, I use a tee after the ball valve and take the tank off the side. Any crud then falls into the bottom of the tee. I put the sediment valve on the bottom of the tee.
    I put a ball valve after the fill valve, makes servicing easier.
    I like the idea of the tee do you then use a 90 to keep the tank inlet up or do you position the tank in a horizontal orientation?

    There is a valve in the fill line just ahead of the fill assy, do you find it advantageous to have an additional one after it?

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    Originally posted by heaterman61
    Looks good but I hate having a return line on the oil pump. One line and a Tiger loop works so much better. Nice neat work
    Original installation was a 2 pipe so I kept it the same, besides tiger loops are added expense, and I have had them fail and leak, as far as working any better than a 2 pipe system I don't see where there is much advantage other than the oil being warmed some.

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