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Vapor System end of line trap replacement

elfieelfie Member Posts: 264
there is an arco 911 trap positioned at the end of the main steam line on an Arco model k steam system (virtually all radiators still have arco valves and no traps/vents on any of the radiators) 

my questions are:

any chance this end of line trap can be repaired (cant find any replacement kits for it) - maybe it can be cleaned with original parts kept?? 

if not salvageable, what might be an appropriate replacement trap? a basic Sarco f&t trap?

 its curious that the pipe below this trap connects to an underground wet condensate line (ie. not much room for air to vent from system I guess)  here is a pic of trap


  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,932
    That's a rare trap

    whatever you do, don't scrap it.

    The Tunstall and Barnes & Jones sites don't list kits for these. But first- is the trap working?
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  • elfieelfie Member Posts: 264
    edited December 2011
    arco trap evaluation

    may be tough to evaluate if it still works

    if its determined to no be working, can it be opened up and repaired/cleaned and shouldnt there be a strainer before the trap?

    i guess dirt trap should be cleaned out.

    guess it would be a big challenge to replace this trap
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