Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.

Radiator valve

Neild5
Neild5 Member Posts: 134
On a one pipe steam radiator system I understand the concept of either full open or closed, and why it is not recommended to shut the valve because steam may be able to get past the seal since they will end up looking like this. So what is the advantage over just using a 90 and a union?

Comments

  • I was wondering that too...
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,005
    well, if you replace the washer, you can turn off the radiator.
    otherwise, there is no difference.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    Neild5 said:

    On a one pipe steam radiator system I understand the concept of either full open or closed, and why it is not recommended to shut the valve because steam may be able to get past the seal since they will end up looking like this. So what is the advantage over just using a 90 and a union?

    The advantage with a valve is that you can leave the heat running while removing a radiator for repair/painting/etc..

Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!