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Identifying this trap

HomeheaterHomeheater Posts: 5Member
Could anyone tell me how this trap was designed to work?



Thanks Jim
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  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,400Member ✭✭✭
    Trap

    Looks like it forms a water seal. No moving parts.
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  • Paul48Paul48 Posts: 2,394Member ✭✭✭
    Trap?

    Or vent?
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,109Member ✭✭✭
    It's missing the thermostatic element

    you can see a bit of it still screwed into the underside of the trap's cover.



    Try Tunstall or Barnes & Jones for replacement parts.
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  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,400Member ✭✭✭
    Trap

    It looks like the pipe inlet is lower than the outlet.
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    i'm assuming thats an optical illusion

    or the air wouldn't get out of the radiator.
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 9,109Member ✭✭✭
    Might be

    an outboard trap, like Illinois, Marsh and Sterling marketed back in the day.
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    oh yea,

    good point!
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  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,400Member ✭✭✭
    Trap

    Found this previously posted image.
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    732-494-4357
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    a much better picture.

    Steamhead nailed that one.
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  • SWEISWEI Posts: 4,889Member ✭✭✭✭
    outboard trap

    OK, somebody's gotta 'splain that to us newbies...
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    outboard trap

    works the same as any thermostatic trap, but sits sideways, thats all..theory was it would stay cleaner that way..
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  • SWEISWEI Posts: 4,889Member ✭✭✭✭
    outboard

    If I'm reading this right, they still have a thermostatic element, but tend not to collect debris?
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    yup, you got it.

    Tho, my experiance is they dont hmm old the steam back ss well as a standard trap.
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Posts: 2,403Member ✭✭✭
    yup, you got it.

    Tho, my experiance is they dont hmm old the steam back ss well as a standard trap.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

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