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radiator vent location

Please help..

I am working on a One-Pipe steam system. i have many radiators with the air vent on the Valve side of the radiator..

to the best of my knowledge i believe this is incorrect due to the fact that the steams fills up the valve side of the radiator first and pushes the air to the far side away from the steam. i need to know if it is necesary to correct this problem



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
    Yes it is

    the radiators will not heat completely with the vents close to the valves.

    Take some pics and post them if you can.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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