New Boiler - Steel or copper pipes? — Heating Help: The Wall

for heating. Type "L" is for domestic. You can use either for heating, but there is a slight price difference. Type M is the thinest pipe. I read from other place: As a general rule, use Type K whenever possible, Type L only when necessary, and Type M rarely. I think the info you found is for underground water service.

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Im referring to the shorter pipes that will connect to the main piping infrastructure of the system and to the hot water boiler Im getting installed by the heating company. One contractor mentioned he used copper, and the he uses some sort of adapter to connect to the main pipes. All of the main pipes, and the current pipes that connect to my existing furnace are black steel threaded pipes.

A Tapping Noise in the Pipes When the Hot-Water Heat Comes

Reducing the Tapping. The tapping sounds from hot-water pipes can be annoying, but they don't signify a problem. In fact, they can be reassuring as they indicate the water heater or boiler is working.

Copper Pipe Installed On Steam Boilers Is Crazy - Vince

Copper Pipe Installed On Steam Boilers Is Crazy - Vince

Types of Boilers explained: What's the right boiler for

Nov 04, 2020 · The hot water fires up as soon as you turn on the hot tap; There's no hot or cold water tank; There are copper pipes coming out the bottom of your boiler (usually five) There's also a pressure gauge; Do you have a system boiler? Raise your hand if: There's a hot water cylinder or tank, but no feed and expansion tank

Black Pipe and Copper Pipe in a Hot Water Heating System

Copper Pipe Installed On Steam Boilers Is Crazy - Vince

using copper pipe for hot water boiler? (hot water

I'm finally getting to plumbing my new water boiler for my hot water radiators. I was going to do it in black iron pipe, since that's what the rest of my system is. But the place where I buy my pipes and fittings won't let me buy more and return what I haven't used

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Copper forced hot water pipes. Is there any risk of these touching wood? Hi. is that there are spots where the copper pipe will be about 1/8" away from the pine panels, almost to the point of touching them. I hear rattling and thunking all the time when the boiler fires up from the pipes so it won't bother me too much. Thanks! 2. Share

Is there a way to clean the inside of old copper pipes to

Jan 12, 2011 · One thing to keep in mind is if there are any fittings in the lines, that old boiler pipes were probably soldered with lead. There really isnt any good way to make the fittings lead free excpet cutting them out. Also realize that copper used for heating is usually a thinner wall than piping used fof domestic water.

To insulate pipes or not to insulate pipes (hot water

Jan 08, 2015 · I live in a 145+ year old house in NJ. I have 2 boilers in an uninsulated basement with 5 zones plus an indirect water heater, 4 zones are hot water radiators & 1 is radiant floor heat. There are about 14 big cast iron radiators in the house which is to say a lot of pipe running all around the basement of different sizes and material (mostly copper also black pipe, galvanized ?)

Copper pipe is turning black - Finishing

Jul 12, 2008 · Approx. 14 months ago I installed a hot water boiler in the cellar of a home and upon returning for a service call this past week, I noticed all the new shiny copper piping had turned black. A sort of deep dark blue black, black. The other strange characteristic is this particular cellar has always had a strange chemical odor, acidic smell.

Copper forced hot water pipes. Is there any risk of these

Boiler Piping Flow & Pipe Sizing - It is important that the correct pump is selected in hot water boiler loops so that the correct velocity is achieved throughout the system. Too much velocity and the system will not be efficient because of Laminar flow issues.

Types of Boilers explained: What's the right boiler for

Nov 04, 2020 · The hot water fires up as soon as you turn on the hot tap; There's no hot or cold water tank; There are copper pipes coming out the bottom of your boiler (usually five) There's also a pressure gauge; Do you have a system boiler? Raise your hand if: There's a hot water cylinder or tank, but no feed and expansion tank

A Tapping Noise in the Pipes When the Hot-Water Heat Comes

Reducing the Tapping. The tapping sounds from hot-water pipes can be annoying, but they don't signify a problem. In fact, they can be reassuring as they indicate the water heater or boiler is working.

Boiler Piping Flow Pipe Sizing Quality HVAC Heating 101

Mar 07, 2011 · Copper is an acceptable and common material for piping hot water heat systems. If the small amount of copper will be exposed, there is no code prohibition against mixing the two differing metals without a di-electric union. When you intermingle iron with copper, the metal at risk is the iron, not the copper.