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Crab steamer (7 Posts)
Crab steamerAny tips on installing a steam boiler to steam crabs...hot water for make up from water heater or coil, piping diagrams etc
Constant loss steamerThere are a few postings here on that subject, so do a search.
The problem to be overcome is the constant addition of fresh waste to the boiler which can introduce too much oxygen into the boiler hastening it's demise.--NBC
Here's one we didin the back of a truck, no less............
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Feed waterFeed it through a small water heater, set at the highest temperature, and use a microbubble reabsorber in the feed line. That will take care of the air and the heater will give the sediment a place to settle, other than inside the boiler. Adds years to the boiler's life.Site Administrator
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WaterHeater, microbubble reabsorber?If this works to prevent the introduction of co2 into the system, why isn't it used with residential steam for make-up water?
The reason is...no reason.
The REAL reason is that a residential boiler should not be using a lot of fresh water. And if water is added for maintenance, it should be boiled immediately. Whatever sediment accumulates over the years can be cleaned out.
In this crab steamer, there is so much fresh water being used daily, that you there is no way to maintain it often enough to prevent a problem.- Joe Starosielec
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You can use hot water for make-up waterBut don't run it through an automatic water feeder.
(Actually, consult your local code. It might not allow this.)1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S
3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24This post was edited by an admin on April 7, 2013 8:51 AM.