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steam coils - F&T trap or thermostatic radiator trap?

Typically on steam coils is it best to use a F&T trap or a thermostatic radiator trap. Each coil is about 10,000 BTU's each.


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,230
    I'd use an F&T

    since it will drain condensate more quickly. If the coil sees outside air, I'd include a vacuum breaker so water won't be held up in the coil and possibly freeze. 
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