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Multiple main vent arrangement options

Roddy Member Posts: 63
Single pipe steam. Adding a couple additional Gorton #1 main vents to my end of line two returns, high above the boiler, near the basement ceiling. I have the set up using a nipple and a right angle with multiple T's and nipples, etc. In my recent readings here, I've read some warnings about making sure their set up is angled up so they can drain, if needed. Maybe it's referred to as an "antler" or "candelabra" set up. How do you do this versus my current horizontal, linear set up? I'm having trouble picturing this. Thanks in advance.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,313
    Just so long as the "horizontal" lines aren't quite horizontal, but slope back to the connection with the main, you should be fine. Lots of ways to do that.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England