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Combining a 10-2 with a single 10 guage THHN for 25 amp circuit for steam generator

You can use the 10/2 all by itself. There is a common misconception that "everything needs neutral" in US circuits. But that is not actually the case. Only devices that need 120V need ...
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Combining a 10-2 with a single 10 guage THHN for 25 amp circuit for steam generator

According to the wiring diagram, (supply) it doesn't appear that your device needs a neutral, just 2 hots & a ground, so you should be fine with the 10/2 with ground on it's own. Responding to ...
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Does the steam function on a dryer produce more humidity than a normal dry cycle?

This is one possibility from my history. Some vent systems don’t handle the extra moisture. yes at the start of a dry cycle the humidity is off the charts, however as the cloths dry and the same ...
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How to fix steam-damage on cabinet

It's not going to be easy, maybe impossible. Those are Thermofoil doors, a vinyl material molded to the shape of the door and then glued on to particle board. The steam over heated and shrunk the ...
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Any Idea what this connector might be?

It is a Ceramic Insulator for heat protection - the wires go to the heating element. EDIT 5-8-2017 As per Ed Beals comment (Thanks for the FYI) - I will make some explanation here . Heating ...
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Thermostatic Control of Simple Apartment Heater

They make external thermostats for that very unit. Tell the super you'd like one, ask them how much they'd want to install it, and if you can do a deal, you can do a deal. But you understand how ...
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Thermostatic Control of Simple Apartment Heater

NOT an electric heater - a hot-water heater with an electric fan, connected to a central source of hot water (which might be under control of a thermostat not local to the Fan Coil Unit.) It is not ...
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Why does my boiler vent steam?

Assuming that your boiler and mine are similar, you have two vents or pipes and the main exhaust. Main exhaust will emit carbon dioxide and water vapour, the products of combustion. A modern boiler ...
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How do I turn off this two-pipe steam radiator?

The item on the left is the steam trap and can not be regulated or shut off. stay away from this item. The shut-off valve is the item with the screw on the top. Turn the nut ccw (counter clockwise), ...
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Steam in bathroom

Venting to the soffit is not a problem, but you should use the appropriate vent terminal. If you have aluminum or vinyl vented soffit, then I suppose some steam could get up into the attic, but it's ...
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What kind of radiator is this and can it take TRV

You would remove the existing vent and add 1/8" pipe up and elbow horizontal. Install the valve as you would a normal cast iron radiator and use a remote mount thermostat device. The heating device ...
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Is steam heat noisy?

Either system is quiet if installed and maintained correctly. Steam heat could become more noisy if the system is not maintained properly. There were 2 distinct steam systems employed for heating ...
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can i use a transformer to run an american steam cleaner ( 120v/60hz) on a 220v/50hz

If the steam cleaner doesn't have motors on board you won't have issues going from 60Hz to 50Hz. Anyway I think that will cost you less if you buy a new 220V cleaner and resell the one you have ...
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How to bring electric cooker in chimney's coverage when there's gas hob occupying the whole place

Turn on the vent fan. There's almost always a damper on the exhaust for efficiency purposes, so if the fan is off, the vent hood isn't extracting anything. You fix this by turning on the vent fan, and ...
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Radiator making loud blaring noise

GIven it's the only adjustment the thing has, and you set it all the way closed, opening it somewhat seems the obvious thing to try...
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What does an E128 error mean on a steamist digital shower control?

The manufacturer's support line said the error means too much back-pressure on one of the outlets. We still got this error when only using a single outlet at 30% flow, which shouldn't be possible. The ...
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Single pipe steam radiator barely heats up - is there a way to flush/unclog it without taking it apart?

Your problem is not enough vent capacity but is that there is not enough steam being supplied to the radiator. Check the piping from where it takes off from the main steam line to see if anything ...
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Adjusting Steam Radiator

I've not lived with a steam system, though I have some understanding of them. Air vents (and your picture) imply that you have a "one pipe" steam system, where the pipes are sloped to allow ...
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How do I bleed a very old radiator and identify whether my system is steam or hot water?

That's hot water. Not a great picture, but there's a circulating pump barely visible, as well as the other factors you have noted. In your second picture, the bleed valve is the black thing to the ...
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Is it okay to insulate some but not all steam pipes coming from boiler?

Any pipes you insulate, including elbows and tees will help contain heat and make it available to where you want it, in your case, the third floor.
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Where to buy new cast iron radiator?

You can call U. S. Boiler company Lancaster, Pa. 888-432-8887 or 717-397-4701 or "GOOGLE" U S Boiler and tell them what you want. They can tell you where to buy the radiator. You can also "GOOGLE" ...
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Adhesive for PVC-glass in a high temp situation

I think making a strong, lasting bond between glass and PVC is actually very difficult. With the temperature changes, you need something that will be flexible / elastic enough to tolerate the uneven ...
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How can I reattach my steam outlet pod?

Ok, I got a generic replacement that had the same dimensions from an online shop. I didn't change the plastic elbow fitting, because this part wasn't damaged.
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What kind of radiator is this and can it take TRV

The TRV you install must have a remote sensor. Otherwise, the heat in the radiator cabinet will always turn the vent off and it will never sense the air temperature. You are looking at spending about ...
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Best way to stop boiler steam from entering attic

There is only one right answer: build a chimney and vent it above the roof. If the aesthetics don't bother you, just extend the vent duct right to or above the roof line. If you don't extend it ...
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Thermostatic Control of Simple Apartment Heater

I think Ecnerwal in is right. Especially because you are in a big city ape. Most of those buildings have a large single boiler in the basement and circulate a certain temperature of water throughout ...
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How do I permanently remove a steam radiator?

If you have permission to remove the radiator: 1) Make sure the system will not be actively producing steam. 2) Use a large open-ended or adjustable wrench to loosen the union between the brass ...
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I lowered the pressure on my boiler and it flooded

Here is the real answer to your heating system problem. I worked on these for 40 years. 1 pipe steam systems are very critical of any thing you or anyone has changed in that system since the time it ...
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How can I tell when my steam boiler needs water?

Questions Is the floor a radiant system with the piping in the floor like concrete or under the floor (tubing running under the floor between the joists). It makes a difference. You said the system ...
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Can baseboards be used in one pipe steam heating system?

You need someone that knows exactly how the near-boiler piping should be. Even a slight change in the diameter, the height above the water line, or the return system will affect the system's operation....
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