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Radiator thermostatic trap question
I am hoping someone on this forum can share an opinion on the following for a two pipe, low pressure, residential steam system....
For one basement radiator mounted on the basement ceiling, the radiator has been enclosed in sheet metal so that the heat passes through a floor register to the kitchen above. Who ever did the metal work also enclosed the radiator thermostatic trap to the dry return, so the trap gets very hot when the radiator is hot.
Given the principles behind how a thermostatic trap works, will the trap work effectively surrounded by very hot air?
I can not see the trap (only feel it by sticking my arm through the heat register) so I don't know the make and model. However, most of the other basement traps have been Barnes & Jones T122s.