Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.

If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
Need to contact us? Visit

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.

Read the full story here


  • 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.
Sign In or Register to comment.


It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!