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Posted by Jim on October 19, 2005 at 11:10:22:
In Reply to: Re: Steam/Hot water question posted by HeatPro on October 19, 2005 at 10:32:55:
: Ordinarily, you just need a supply and a return pipe. However, as we can not see what was done in this installation, there is no way to knowingly answer the question as to whether the pipe can be eliminated.
Ok - I will try to clarify - there are 3 main supply lines that feed all the radiators in the house. In the basement where each of these lines go up into the house there is a "T" - one part of the "T" is going up into the house - the bottom part of the "T" connects to this uninsulated pipe that ties into a return going back the boiler. I am thinking when the system was steam that this carried any leftover condensate in the supply pipes back to the boiler. Each radiator still has a return that goes back to the boiler. These pipes I am questioning do not carry the normal return water back the boiler - those are separate. I think they were just an additional way to get condensate back to the boiler. I hope I have explained myself better. Thanks
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