How to tell it is steam or hot water boiler for home heating?

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Old 12-19-11, 02:22 PM
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How to tell it is steam or hot water boiler for home heating?

Is there a easy way to tell is it a steam or hot water boiler?
Is the steam boiler alway has the water leve glass? and is steam boiler has not pump?
 
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Originally Posted by 311food View Post
Is there a easy way to tell is it a steam or hot water boiler?
Is the steam boiler alway has the water leve glass? and is steam boiler has not pump?
That is generally the case.
Plus the supply out of the boiler would be hotter than hell, for steam.


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If the radiators only have one pipe, it is definitely steam. If it two pipes, it can be either. Sometimes steam boilers do have pumps on them. In those cases, there will be a hot water zone that utilizes the pump in addition to the steam zone that does not use the pump. The boiler should also indicate on its label what it is.
 
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if you don't see a circulator it has to be steam.or the other aglass tube with its running level and low water cut off device...or one pipe to the rads if your walking in the house that is steam also compared to one in then the other side one out most of the time both coming right out of the floor and elbowing to the rads......steam boiler runs like a boiling pot of water needs room to rise.. up as heat does
 
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