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Two pipe steam radiator banging
Hey folks, I'm hoping I can find some insights into our noisy steam heating pipes here! We moved from overseas into a 100+ year old house with steam radiators, which we have no experience of. I've had a few people take a look and tinker but nothing has helped so far.
The radiators all seem to be pitched OK and - after getting a couple replaced - all the vents are working.
The banging seems to come almost entirely from what I think are the return pipes - photo attached. It could be just one of the pipes but I can't tell which. I've noticed a slow leak from one of them recently. We had one contractor add the vents at the top of these pipes last year, and another contractor add a bit of pipe so the vents were further from the return pipes. I'll attach photos of everything referenced above
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, We'd love to get it fixed and silence the banging!