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Trane steam trap

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Anyone recognize this radiator steam trap? Need cage units and no one can figure out what model Trane this is. There is no writing on the body of the trap.

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  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
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    @Jeff Perry_3: I hope that the video below might be of some assistance.
    There is something a bit odd-looking about that hex on that cap. Is it 7/8" like most Trane B-1s of that era? It looks like that little hex comes off?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swMSCcd7H5o
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  • Jeff Perry_3
    Jeff Perry_3 Member Posts: 99
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    I'll have to go pull the cap and take a look. Yes, that top cap comes off but I don't know why. No one can seem to identify it. Barnes & Jones says they are only guessing its a 4270 cage unit for a B1. Maybe if I open it and send them a picture of the existing cage we can confirm better.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
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    As near as I can figure it, there are three B&J cage units for this (assumed) 1/2" Trane B-1 angle trap: #2854, a #4270, and a #4320. The latter two # need new B&J caps, BTW. Usually, when those little caps come off like that, there is a slotted adjustment screw underneath which changes the setting of the trap element response. That was somebody's good (read: patentable) idea that was quickly dropped as unnecessary or unworkable.
    You seem to have come across yet another variant of the infamously variable Trane B-1.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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