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New home owner, New to steam heat
The wife and I recently bought a fixer-upper from her family. It's a single story home with a single pipe 2 main steam heat system. We only lived in the home for maybe a month or 2 last winter and I was busy with other projects to look at the system. I do remember the automatic feed kicking on 2 or 3 times a week even though I was draining to crap out of the bottom of the holding tank and filling it back to its mark.
So this year before winter hits I've been focusing on revamping the system and maintenance. So far I know all but 1 air vent leaks. So they all need to replaced. Going with Gorton brand.
My question is, down stairs on my main lines. I have 2 vents on each run. Each vent is only a few feet from the other. Is this normal and/or necessary? I provided pictures to show what I mean. I know my pipes need to be wrapped haha they removed the old asbestos wrapping when they did a cleaning of the basement for me.