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How level is “Level”?

Hi guys
Several of my radiator seem to lack slope. Attached is a picture of one sloped the wrong way(up toward vent) How much slope do I typically need? My guess is about this much is good but down away from the vent. Does “flat” usually cause problems? I don’t want to overdo it.

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,657Member
    The vent end -- assuming one pipe steam here -- should be slightly higher than the valve end. That bubble looks pretty good, if the vent is off to the right somewhere. Maybe a little more. Certainly no less.
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • DoesterDoester Posts: 13Member
    Thank you Jamie! Yes 1 pipe. I’ll shoot for shimming to that.
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