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ezach78

08:26AM | 06/03/07
Member Since: 06/02/07
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I have just invested in a duplex property that has one gas steam boiler. I am familiar with the gas hot water systems. However I have a couple of questions I hope someone could answer.

#1 Should I take out the steam heat and replace with two gas steam heaters? Can I leave the one heater in and just add a second gas steam heater? From what I have read it appears the systems are almost the same with the exception steam is hotter and appear to need more maintenance.

#2 Can I replace the gas steam heat with gas hot water? Other then the controls on the heater can I use the same piping and radiators?

#3 If I install steam boilers do I install it the same way I Would the gas hot water boilers?

Any and all commets appreciated,

Thanks, Ed

Billhart

11:02AM | 06/03/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
There are both single and two pipe systems for steam heat.

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10464.shtml

What I gather that he wants to do is to split the heat to the 2 units so that each one pays for there own fuel cost.
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