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Steam Heaters Salisbury NC

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Settle Htg & A/C Inc
(704) 481-1788
2221 South Post Rd
Shelby , NC
 
JBs Heating & Cooling
(828) 651-8840
19 Penix Business Dr
Arden , NC
 
Southern Srv of Lexington Inc
(336) 243-1500
1203 Winston Rd
Lexington , NC
 
Mac Htg & A/C Co Inc
(828) 884-5733
217 King St
Brevard , NC
 
Thermo Direct Inc
(919) 662-4112
315 US Hwy 70 E Ste F
Garner , NC
 
C E Howard Electric Inc
(704) 857-1186
1005 S Main St
China Grove , NC
 
James Htg & A/C
(336) 853-6070
1733 Giles Rd
Lexington , NC
 
Putnam Mechanical LLC
(704) 799-3665
131 Crosslakes Park Dr Ste 202
Mooresville , NC
 
Evans Heating & Cooling
(336) 657-3423
2297 Rich Hill Rd
Glade Valley , NC
 
Webb Heating & A/C Co Inc
(336) 998-2121
170 Webb Way
Advance , NC
 

Steam Heat Basics

Operating Pressure

The setting on your boiler for cut in and cut out is controlled by the pressuretrol. The pressure it cuts in at should be set at 1/2 pound (.5 psi) and the pressure it cuts out at should be 1 pound higher at 1 1/2 pounds (1.5 psi). This should be enough pressure to move the steam in your house. If you don't know how to adjust this, have it adjusted by your service tech next time your boiler is tuned up.

If you find that the pressure is adjusted DOWN significantly from where it was to get the .5 to 1.5 operating range, monitor your system's operation. If some radiators are not getting hot, check and replace the main line air vents. The system's pressure may have been raised (erroneously) to compensate for nonworking air vents.

Low pressure is safe. Overpressure is NOT safe.

Low water cutoff

Be sure your boiler has a functioning low water cutoff. Steam systems lose a little bit of water all the time, so there has to be water makeup. Some units have an auto feed, some are done manually. In either case, you want to be sure, the unit will shut off if there is low water. Firing an empty boiler will destroy the boiler and perhaps worse... Check the cutoff regularly and check your boiler's water level weekly

If you have a low water cutoff with a float, flush it at least once a week. This will keep the rust and gook from collecting in it and preventing it from working.

Pipe Insulation

All the piping in the basement leading to from the boiler to the radiators should be insulated. It may have had the old insulation removed in an attempt to get rid of asbestos. But these pipes should be insulated. It will eliminate or reduce the amount of water hammer (that Bang Bang bang) you may be having when the system is fired up. Be sure to use pipe insulation rated for steam piping.

Radiator pitch

Check the radiator with a level. It should be slanted toward the supply pipe. If it is not, raise the vent end with shims to get it level. Sma...

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