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Old 01-19-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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I am trying to make sure I don't by accident take any drain pipes with it. You would think it would be very obvious but most of the basement is finished and some of the pipe diameters appear to be the same.

We have single pipe system. There is clearly a single pipe going to each radiator. That is not really any issue.... they have been easy to identify and i've gotten most of them out already.

There are some other things, like a pipe running around the basement at about knee level.

Theres a steam pipe going across the basement ceiling in a soffit with heat sinks on it. seems like they were trying to heat the basement this way. At the wall it goes down to join up with this pipe running around at knee level. Is that typical of a single pipe steam system?

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I am trying to make sure I don't by accident take any drain pipes with it. You would think it would be very obvious but most of the basement is finished and some of the pipe diameters appear to be the same.

We have single pipe system. There is clearly a single pipe going to each radiator. That is not really any issue.... they have been easy to identify and i've gotten most of them out already.

There are some other things, like a pipe running around the basement at about knee level.

Theres a steam pipe going across the basement ceiling in a soffit with heat sinks on it. seems like they were trying to heat the basement this way. At the wall it goes down to join up with this pipe running around at knee level. Is that typical of a single pipe steam system?
Sounds like it may have been a low return or dripper off the header. It was not typical of a residential home. Keep tracing the pipe back to the oridginal boiler. If it eventually ties to the boiler it the heating system.

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The one at knee height, is your wet leg.
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If it eventually ties to the boiler it the heating system.
Ayuh,...

I'd say That pretty much covers it....
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