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Old 03-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have a one-pipe steam heating system. The main steam line runs on the left side of the basement and the supply lines branch off and also go up to the radiators on the left side of the house. I want to move one of the radiators on the first floor from the left side of the kitchen to the right side of the kitchen. So I basically want to turn the pictured branch line 180 degrees in the basement so it can go up to the new radiator location on the right side of the house.

Can I do this and will it unbalance the steam system?






Supply Line I want to move to other side

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I don't really think you would have a balancing issue since you are not adding/subtracting any lines.

The biggest thing to remember would be to pitch the pipe correctly so the condensed steam can get back to the boiler appropriately.

I have the same setup and have often wondered the same thing. Your move looks pretty straightforward and with a few new fittings could be done rather easily.

I am certainly not a plumber and finding qualified people to answer one pipe steam questions seems to be getting tougher and tougher. However, I think it can be done.
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I don't really think you would have a balancing issue since you are not adding/subtracting any lines.

The biggest thing to remember would be to pitch the pipe correctly so the condensed steam can get back to the boiler appropriately.

I have the same setup and have often wondered the same thing. Your move looks pretty straightforward and with a few new fittings could be done rather easily.

I am certainly not a plumber and finding qualified people to answer one pipe steam questions seems to be getting tougher and tougher. However, I think it can be done.
Yes the pitch is important- Thanks
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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I was once told that you could heat a department sore on a 1/2 lb of steam.What you want to do is perfectly fine.Size of pipe and pitch are all important.You could even for father than 5' if you had to as long as pitch and size was right.

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