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  • jonny88 jonny88 @ 6:53 AM
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    vaporstat

    what is the proper way to install a vaporstat.I see some pics with a tee before relief valve and the bull of the tee going for vaporstat others are piped like a regular pressuretrol.also what is the correct gauge to use.Thanks guys
  • Jamie Hall Jamie Hall @ 3:26 PM
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    Not sure whether there is

    a "correct" way to do it -- but so long as the vaporstat isn't subject to getting water in it...

    Mine is piped with a regular red brass pigtail, then a snubber, then the vaporstat.  The oddity in my install is that the vaporstat is on a tapping on the drop header, not on the boiler (there are two pressurstats on the boiler directly).

    I would go for a 0 to 3 psi gauge to go with it -- but keep in mind that you need to keep the 0 to 30 gauge to keep the building inspector and insurance fellow happy.
    Jamie

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • jonny88 jonny88 @ 4:26 PM
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    on the header

    Would love to see a pic.i have never heard of that before.thanks for the advise
  • fixitguy fixitguy @ 4:37 AM
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    Twin Controls

    This fits the bill
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