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Why Steam Vents Die

HeatingHelpHeatingHelp Posts: 289
edited September 10 in THE MAIN WALL
Why Steam Vents Die

You shouldn’t hear vents venting. It’s not a good sound.

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  • Woody_SWoody_S Member Posts: 3
    Never heard a plug described that was! Good One!!!
  • ShalomShalom Member Posts: 128
    When I was a kid, I remember hearing when the steam came up, the vents would go "Psshhhhh ...... toink!" Always a sharp onset, and a sharp cutoff. I guess the onset was when the main vent slammed shut. G_d only knows what pressure he had that boiler set to, but gas was cheap in them days.

    Oh, and "First Aid For The Ailing House" was his bible.
  • mikeg2015mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,041
    When I bought my house it has a little Hoffman 76 or maybe #6 vacuum vent original form 1905. It was green from oxidationand had rust all over it from spitting out water for decades. IT probably wasn’t plugged because they couldn’t remove it.
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