Mark (PA) wrote:Stokerman
I agree I was very pleased to see very little sediment in there. a boiler frmo 1953 has seen is fair share of use. I feel sure. what was there in that shot I got the shop vac and got it out of there. there really wasn't much at all in there though.
Freddy. I thought that to myself to about plugging the other side. just as a joke. But I will certainly pipe it according to the EFM manual now. it would be rediculus not too after all that! I think I went thru 2 sawzall blades and a drill bit that'll need a good sharpening.
And not to rant but where the heck can you buy GOOD QUALITY drill bits now a days. so they even exist????
Hi Mark I wish I would of seen this sooner I could of saved you some time and effort saw blades & bits you do not
have to use both ends for returns that is way most of the boilers have a plug in them you only need one what you could
of did was make a manifold out of black pipe with tees in it for your pumps and at the end put the boiler drain in and
also with a tee on the supply line on top of the boiler you could of pipe it to one of the tees on the manifold to make a
bypass loop with a ball valve on the loop You can also buy a manifold at HD with three hook ups already in plus at the other end screw in a drain The manifold sells for 42.00 1" black pipe with three 3/4" pipes sticking up