Townsend wrote:Hello all, finally got some meaningful time away from work so I took a trip to the plumbing supply house. I went to FW Webb in Hartford Connecticut. Very nice people. Its like a candy store for steam heads in there! Rows and bins with all sorts of pipe fittings, pipe and various accouterments for the trade.
Here are some pics of the items I bought. Listen, AA Fireman was not kidding. Those four inch fittings ain't cheap! But, its all relative. Always has been,...probably always will be!
Getting started on the header tomorrow. I'll post pics of the piping in progress.
Anyone with or without steam piping experience, feel free to chime in with tips and/or know how.
Townsend wrote:Man, I should have worn old clothes, that pipe dope doesn't seem to be water soluable!
coaledsweat wrote:Just soak your clothes in kerosene prior to using the pipe dope and it will wash right out.
Townsend wrote:Rob, 845 sq ft radiation (212,000) for the radiators and 1.3 pick up. I'll also have the domestic hot water and the mud room zone I spoke of.
I heard the Axemans like to run so that's what I'm going to let it do.