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Re: replacing steam boiler

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Posted by jim on August 15, 2006 at 11:18:50:

In Reply to: Re: replacing steam boiler posted by HeatPro on August 15, 2006 at 10:32:13:

I wish it was only a small leak, however when probing the smallish hole, a big chunk of boiler came loose---also discovered tons of sediment--so much that when i was removing the drain valve it just was not attached as the rust ate away the pipe and the sediment prevented water from coming out!! The previous owners 7 years ago were old and did not maintain the system very well. question- if I decide to remove this big loop, which seems to not be there to balance the system, but to catch condensate from supply lines,do i need to install an in line vent??

My steam system is also unusual in that all the radiators supply and return are located on the bottom of the radiators. I was told that this looks more like a hot water radiator than steam.

Should i consider replacing with hot water boiler? All the pipes seem to be in good condition with the exception of some rust in the return lines? I am currently heating 2300 square ft. Brick tudor with 12 radiators --two floors and 50 windows

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