Plumbing in the Home/Steam headers

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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?

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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.

J

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Plumbing & Heating (warm air, hot water & steam heat)

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40 years in the business, 35 years as a lic. master plumber in NY State. Retired

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