Posted by Tom S. on July 08, 2001 at 15:10:05:
In Reply to: Steam Baseboard heating posted by Ron Kuoppala on July 05, 2001 at 11:21:05:
Unless you know someone who ABSOLUTELY knows steam heat,especially with regard to pitch conditions, pipe size, condensate returns(wet and dry) and the effects of each on steam baseboard, do yourself a favor and either put the existing radiator back, or buy a lower profile one that you can you can live with. The guys in the supply house are WRONG. If they are telling you that you can install 3/4" steam baseboard without regard for where or how to tie in that return to the system they don't know what they are talking about. Unless you have existing WET returns, then its a real pain in the ass to tie that return back into the system. One pipe IS possible but there are very rigid conditions which you must abide by, OR ELSE, for it to work properly. Make sure you find someone who knows what those conditions are. Also don't put two on one line unless you abide by those conditions. Good luck!
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