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  • LWH LWH @ 9:19 PM
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    Crab steamer

    Any tips on installing a steam boiler to steam crabs...hot water for make up from water heater or coil, piping diagrams etc
  • nicholas bonham-carter nicholas bonham-carter @ 10:02 PM
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    Constant loss steamer

    There 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
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 10:04 PM
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    Here's one we did

    in the back of a truck, no less............

    http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/138701/In-the-Land-of-Pleasant-Living
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  • Dan Holohan Dan Holohan @ 10:53 AM
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    Feed water

    Feed 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. 
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  • vaporvac vaporvac @ 2:22 PM
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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?
  • JStar JStar @ 4:15 PM
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    Steam

    Why, indeed.

    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.
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  • Hap_Hazzard Hap_Hazzard @ 8:49 AM
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    You can use hot water for make-up water

    But don't run it through an automatic water feeder.

    (Actually, consult your local code. It might not allow this.)
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