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three way radiator valve

teresad Member Posts: 4
how does this valve work? need to replace frozen and broken radiator anything to be concerned with?


  • teresad
    teresad Member Posts: 4
    looks like picture didnt post. can try again later its an old three way radaitor valve only one inlet to radiator
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Does it look like this?
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
    Completely unrelated to the valve, I find it fascinating that the link is comparing HW to steam, with steam as the obviously superior thing. What happened?
    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
  • teresad
    teresad Member Posts: 4
    Thats it! Do radiators have the same heating capacity? the one we have seems large for a 14' sq bedroom
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    I'm not sure, but the only way I could see that working is if there was a long lance/probe which connected the return to the far end of the radiator.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    That's kind of what's in there and how they work. Some things work better, Probably why you don't see many of them.