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parts for this valve available?

zepfan
zepfan Member Posts: 397
i went on a call in which there was a steam valve on a radiator that will not close and the flow of steam keeps coming,and the room overheats.it is a manual valve so i believe the internal parts are just worn out.the only information that i can get off the valve is the chicon regulator company and that's it.i have attached a picture,does anyone know if the parts to this valve are available? thanks to all

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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    Overheating room

    These valves, probably for a vapor steam system, we're designed for very low pressures, so have a look at it's performance when you have verified the pressure to be a couple of ounces. You will certainly need a 0-3 psi gauge (gauge store.com), and also a vaporstat, set to 6 ounces maximum cutout.

    How is the rest of the system behaving?--NBC
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    why dont you just

    change the valve?
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    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    Similar to Trane

    That valve looks almost identical to the one on my Trane Vaporvacuum system. It only opens  a predetermined amount, but mine will shut off. Orifices will approximate this effect. I know there were many manufacturers doing all sorts of things at that time, but you might want to check under the vapor/vaporvac or Trane sections of the lit on this site. It show the variety of valves and from that you might be able to determine if you can fix it. If you don't ,let me know as I'd love to have it.  Colleen
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • zepfan
    zepfan Member Posts: 397
    Will change valve

    I have no problem changing the valve if I can find on that will fit in this existing space. Where is the lit section on this site that you refer to . Thanks to all
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    Lit links

    The best reading I've found as a homeowner is under the Systems and Resources. Here are a couple of links that may prove of value:



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/article-categories/163/Older-Steam-Heating-Systems

    http://www.heatinghelp.com/article-categories/10/The-Library

    http://www.heatinghelp.com/resources



    If you look under the Trane heating section, there's the valve just like mine and almost exactly like yours.
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • zepfan
    zepfan Member Posts: 397
    it is trane

    it is a trane valve.thank you for your help.does anyone know if anyone still makes a valve like this or can i just replace it with a hoffman type 185? thanks again
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