Raising the hot water heating pipes in the basement
Posted by Ken Greenaway on March 03, 2002 at 13:43:20:
I have a 100 year old house with a terrific old boiler that feeds the hot water radiators through pipes that are hanging below the joists in the basement. Originally, I presume that this was a gravity system, however there is a circlulating pump at the boiler now. I would like to raise these old pipes to the level of the the joists. I will have a plumber do the job. However, some say to never touch the old system, that the new pipes may not work as well. What are the problems that I might face with such a conversion? Is it ok to replace part of an old steel pipe system with new copper?

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