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Steam heat help: What is this valve that's spitting water?
Howdy all! I just bought a 1920s house that has steam heat. The boiler is newer but the radiators all have problems (they all spit water and hiss). However, my bigger problem is this pipe that is UNDERNEATH the bedroom radiator. It's spitting up water and causing a lot of mold and rot right beneath my master bedroom. Here's a picture of it: http://imgur.com/a/8OTmo
Does anyone have any idea what this pipe is and why there is a weird protruding vent that spits water. Should I just replace that vent? From reading on here people seem to recommend Groton? But do I need a certain size for that long pipe and then a different one for the radiator above it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!