Moving steam Pipes


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Old 07-05-06, 03:25 PM
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Moving steam Pipes

I have a 40 yr old home with steam heat with cast iron recessed radiators.

In the basement the main heat loop is comprised of 2" pipe with various tees going to each radiator approx 1 1/2. the connection into the boiler Well Mcclain is with copper. I have to move some of the 2" pipes in the loop. Do I need to use the same type of pipe or can I use copper. Is the old pipe galvanized.

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Originally Posted by Tearflop
I have a 40 yr old home with steam heat with cast iron recessed radiators.

In the basement the main heat loop is comprised of 2" pipe with various tees going to each radiator approx 1 1/2. the connection into the boiler Well Mcclain is with copper. I have to move some of the 2" pipes in the loop. Do I need to use the same type of pipe or can I use copper. Is the old pipe galvanized.

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If you have never done heating work on steam then I suggest that you get a pro in. Staem pipes have to be pitched back to the boiler and other conciderations have to be made during that time.
 
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Old 07-06-06, 05:14 PM
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I agree with Rob. Steam piping is far more critical than that of hot water. In general, black steel pipe is the prefered piping material.
 
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thanks for the input...I just called in a pro...He is going to use black pipe for the job....thanks

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Old 07-07-06, 02:56 PM
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Smart move.
 
 

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