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  • ChrisJ ChrisJ @ 10:21 AM
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    It's that time again!

    Looks like I will finally get to fire the boiler up tonight.

    Anyone else stoked about the heating season coming back?
    Weil-McLain EG-45 connected to 392sqft of radiation via two 2" risers into a 3" drop header and 2" equalizer. Using Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment to greatly reduce corrosion in the boiler.

    Steam system pictures updated 6/5/14.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/thetube0a3/Boiler?authkey=Gv1sRgCImUxIqv9436MQ#
  • RJ RJ @ 11:29 AM
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    boiler

    Working in San Fran for 20 yrs I remember that part of September and October were the only months you could shut down boilers for more than a week.  In July 2011 it never got above 60 degrees the whole month.  But starting my career in Denver yrs ago I know what you mean, I always loved the smell of an old boiler room when firing up the boiler in the fall.
    RJ
  • MarkS MarkS @ 5:31 PM
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    I Am!

    There's still a few more weeks here in PA before it'll be time to run heat. The new burner has had pretty light duty so far, just making DHW. I'm looking forward to colder weather to put the new control system through its paces.
    Homeowner, Royersford PA | 1890 one-pipe steam system | 3009 sf | 3 floors | 14 radiators | Utica SFE5200S boiler
    Midco LNB-250 Modulating Gas Burner | EcoSteam modulating controls | 70 to 300 MBH |
    607 sf EDR connected load | Operating pressure: 0.5 oz/in2
    Four main runs (insulated) totaling 135 ft in length | All Gorton vents on mains & rads |
    A Steam Odyssey | Odyssey 2 | Odyssey 2014 | A Steam Enthusiast's Outdoor Reset Control
  • vaporvac vaporvac @ 6:13 PM
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    Let's not rush things!

    Jeez, guys. I'm still trying to finalize the piping with Slantfin and convince a friend of a friend he needs to move up the date to go in business for himself, and start with MY install. He's a total pro, but no moonlighting. The other installer doesn't seem to know much more than i do, when all was said and done. I still have two good pipe fitters, but need someone to take all the elements and put it together. Not a DIY job, but I've sometimes felt it turning out to be one!!!
  • JStar JStar @ 8:38 PM
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    Woohoo!

    Windows open...64 degrees overnight! Can't wait for October.
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  • Jamie Hall Jamie Hall @ 8:49 PM
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    Just turned

    Cedric on for the winter.  Supposed to be in the 30s tonight... but I like fall anyway!
    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
  • ChrisJ ChrisJ @ 9:53 PM
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    Names

    You named your boiler Cedric? :)

    I guess I could call mine "Mr McClain" but I would have to use a German accent.



    Joe, it's supposed to get down to 37F here in NW NJ tonight. Its already 48F so my windows are closed.
    Weil-McLain EG-45 connected to 392sqft of radiation via two 2" risers into a 3" drop header and 2" equalizer. Using Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment to greatly reduce corrosion in the boiler.

    Steam system pictures updated 6/5/14.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/thetube0a3/Boiler?authkey=Gv1sRgCImUxIqv9436MQ#
    This post was edited by an admin on September 17, 2013 9:54 PM.
  • Dave in QCA Dave in QCA @ 9:00 AM
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    Fall and Winter ? YES!

    I have to admit that I am looking forward to firing the new baby up again. I still need to drain it down and flush it out with a wand. When I refill it I will run it about 30 minutes after steaming begins, but I'm waiting for a spell of really cool weather to do that.

    We have been down in the 40s several nights here in the QC, but due to the amount of extremely hot weather we had before the temperature finally dropped, The building is still warm, about 72 throughout.
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
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