Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

identify this shutoff valve?

Can someone tell me more about this valve? Even better, where I can buy a replacement (and use the insides)?

I have three radiators that use this type of valve, the problem is that there is a built-in bookcase that was built around all the radiators that I would have to take down and try to put back together again. There would be a lot of work.

I was hoping if I can buy these valves, I wouldn't have to do as much work.



  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,890
    What type of system is this?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    I doubt you will find replacement bonnets if that’s your question.
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • rhodebump
    rhodebump Member Posts: 152
    It's a 2-pipe system, Weil McLain LGB-11
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    The valve body and stem in the picture look in fine shape. You should be able to find replacement parts for:
    - bibb washer
    - packing washer
    - coupling washer
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,742
    If you can't find washers you can cut it out of sheet gasket and use string packing...
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,616
    The first pic looks like a steam trap. You can probably buy parts for that. Clean it with sand cloth on the outside you will probably find make and model.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
    @EBEBRATT-Ed I think the first pic is of the worn valve seat.
    Retired and loving it.
  • peterb01
    peterb01 Member Posts: 15
    I have some very similar looking valves on a 1920's system that I just repacked successfully. They have a logo on them but I haven't been able to find out who made them.