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F&T trap question--where should the air vents be?

I have a Hoffman F&T TRAP with 4 holes. Should the main air vent connect to inlet or outlet? According to dan's book, it should connect to the outlet for venting. Right now my vents are connected to the inlets and water has been squirting out like crazy after boiler firing up for 10 minutes. Would changing the air vents to outlet of F&T trap stop the squirting problem?

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  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    Our vent trap is made the same way as the Hoffman. H pattern. You are supposed to connect to your line using the outlets on the trap, which would be the bottom. And the vents are on the top or inlets.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • frankii
    frankii Member Posts: 6
    So my gorton vents should be connect to inlet of F&T trap? What's the difference if I connect to the outlet instead of inlet?
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    There is water in the outlet because of the condensate drain, the vents won't work I'm guessing but I'm not a single pipe steam guy. I just know how we configure ours.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • frankii
    frankii Member Posts: 6
    Hey, peter, it's me frankii who brought you coffee few weeks ago. I didn't realize that was you until I see your name on the bottom. Thanks for the sample cage unit last time.
  • Sailah
    Sailah Member Posts: 826
    Lol, I know I was wondering when you would figure that out...thanks for the coffee, did the cage square you away? Come back if the vent trap is frustrating you and we can test it here.
    Peter Owens
    SteamIQ
  • frankii
    frankii Member Posts: 6
    No, I still have some banging issue after changing the cage unit and the F&T trap but not as bad as before. I wish Dan Holoman can come out and fix my problem. I have more than just banging issues. i just don't understand why my water level keep rising higher than the initial filled water level. BTW, can I order cage unit from you directly?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    frankii said:

    No, I still have some banging issue after changing the cage unit and the F&T trap but not as bad as before. I wish Dan Holoman can come out and fix my problem. I have more than just banging issues. i just don't understand why my water level keep rising higher than the initial filled water level. BTW, can I order cage unit from you directly?

    Where are you located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • frankii
    frankii Member Posts: 6
    I live in Quincy MA 02169