Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

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jkimberln
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Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

Post by jkimberln » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm

Other than placing the bottom fitting of the water gauge above the crown sheet, are there any considerations about how to plumb a water gauge into a Briggs type boiler? I've heard water gauges have accuracy problems due to boiling on the crown sheet.

Andy R
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Re: Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

Post by Andy R » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:46 pm

I had a Briggs boiler on my 40-year-old mogul until three tubes failed during the annual hydrotest.
The bottom of the glass was piped to a tap on the bottom of the barrel in front of where would on a water-leg boiler be the throat-sheet.
The top of the glass was piped to a fitting in the top of the barrel near what would be the backhead on a water-leg boiler, and forward of the manifold fitting.
The bottom of the glass itself was located 1/2 inch above the top of the crownsheet.
I did not experience any problems reading the water level.

Ruakina
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Re: Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

Post by Ruakina » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:30 pm

Hi have a Briggs on a LE Mogul have no troubles with water bouncing in the glass
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