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Old 11-24-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Steam Heat Pipe Size?


I have a 2 inc supply line, whats the correct size of pipe for the water return line?? Thanks!

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Old 11-25-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Normally 1 1/4 wet return, 2" main? what size header?

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Old 11-25-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Skymaster, that's what I wanted to hear. I have a 2 inc supply, and had a 1 inc water return, didn't seem to do it. It was taking to long for the water to return to the boiler, and the auto feed was kicking in. I changed it today to 1 1/4 and it seems to be working okay, but time will tell. Thanks
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Also be sure there is a vent in the main. Should be there when system was first done, find it and be sure it is working, if any doubts replace it with one of identical size ( venting wise). It will look like a radiator vent but on steroids :}:}:}:} usually 1/2 or 3/4 IP.
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Thanks, took care of that I installed a new one while I was doing the pipes, 3/4 steam pipe vent!
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Damn, how could I have guessed that? LOL LOL
Glad it worked out. Enjoy
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