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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?

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,438
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    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