Plumbing in the Home/Steam headers


Hdd my gas fired steam boiler replaced yesterday. They replaced the existing steel threaded headers with sweated copper headers. Is there a greater chance of leaks occurring with sweated joints than threaded joints with all the expanding and contracting from the heat?

Len, If it was done properly you should have no trouble with copper. The temperature and pressure from a low pressure steam system is well below the threshold of the coppers capability.
I've used copper plenty of times with excellent results and no problems.


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