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  • steampunk steampunk @ 11:54 AM
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    thanks to all, i have heat

    I would not have had a prayer of putting the thing in myself without: Dan;s books and his website of experts such as Gordo, Steamhead, Boiler Pro, Long Beach Ed, NBC, Gerry Gill, Rod, Dave in QCA, but especially Crash 2009 and Hap_Hazzard who together detailed with those great drawings the correct way to build a drop header.
    The system is absolutely quiet and runs on a 1/4 lb of pressure.  The Mega-Steam was good to work with, thoughtfully designed and beautifully made.

    If anyone in the Boston area needs help I'd be happy to pass on what I've learned.

    Thanks again guys for helping out all us greenhorns.
  • nicholas bonham-carter nicholas bonham-carter @ 11:56 AM
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    Happy ending

    Thanks for the update!--NBC
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 12:13 PM
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    Pictures!

    we looooove pictures!
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"

    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists

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    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
  • steampunk steampunk @ 2:47 PM
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    megasteam w/dropheader pics

    here's some shots steamhead  tell me what you think because I have another one to do just like it.
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 12:31 AM
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    Looks good!

    no wonder it runs so well. The MegaSteam usually runs well anyway, but with a header like that, you can't lose.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"

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  • steampunk steampunk @ 1:40 PM
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    thanks to all, i have heat

    that's high praise coming from you.  thanks.  I went that way because its a counter-flow system with a 2" main which, as you well know, can be problematic if you don't pay attention to detail.
    let me ask you...can I yank out the cycle guard and just rely on the mm-67.  to me its just another thing to break.  or will it not work with that thing out of the circuit?
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 9:41 PM
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    I wouldn't rely on a 67

    these days they don't seem to last. Burnham does, or did, sell MegaSteams with M&M probe-type LWCOs, so that may be the way to go if the CycleGuard is causing problems.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"

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    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
  • steampunk steampunk @ 2:47 PM
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    megasteam w/dropheader pics

    here's some shots steamhead  tell me what you think because I have another one to do just like it.
  • ChrisJ ChrisJ @ 2:30 PM
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    Nice

    Nice work!
    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.
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