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Rebuilding Thermostatic Traps
We recently purchased a home which has a two pipe steam system. I am learning about the system and have the lost art of steam heating and the we got steam books. The boiler was replaced with a weil mclain eg-50 prior to our owning the home and consists of four radiators. Not sure what boiler was there before but as I read I am learning more of what the system may have been originally.
I am seeing a number of issues with the system that I may be bringing up in future posts but for now I have a question regarding refurbishment of thermostatic traps.
The ½ inch radiator traps are three MILVACO H100 and one Barnes&Jones #122. Has anyone here rebuilt these traps before and if so should I go with the cartridge style kit or something else and of these three manufacturers – Barnes&Jones, MEPCO, TURNSTALL – is one any better for these model traps? Am I able to keep the existing covers? Anything else to be aware of when doing this work?