Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
I have to replace a broken shutoff valve on a single pipe steam radiator. The valve that is there seems to be a little different then the others in the house. This valve has a straight body while the others have a rounded/bulbus body. My question is:
Do I need to buy a valve that has the rounded body versus the straight body? They seem to cost more and I can't get them at the local HD. Does it really make a difference? Does the rounded body allow the steam and condensate to pass like two ships in the night?
I noticed that this radiator does tap, ting and woosh much more then the others and I am not sure if that is because of the valve.