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Problem: minimal heat on small, steam radiator near end of line with a Dole varivent.

Lots of good heat with a Gorton #4 but when morning heat comes on it leaks water from the valve.

I have checked the radiator angle

intake pipe is 3/4 diameter

handle to radiator is in a horizontal position unlike any other radiator in the house.....could this be a problem?


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,438
    If it leaks

    water from the valve, make sure that the valve is fully open, for starters.  Where on the valve does it leak?  Around the stem or around the bonnet threads?  A valve shouldn't leak no matter what vent is on the radiator...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England