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JU22
JU22 Member Posts: 7
It seems that I have a bad radiator vent. My varivalve is just leaking steam like crazy, and I am looking to replace it. The radiator in this room is probably undersized and is last to heat up in the house, but I cannot fix that at the moment. With this is mind, would a vent-rite be a bad choice? I was going to go for it since I see it recommended so many times on this forum until I read that vent-rites can be good in situations where the radiator is over-sized for the room...since it is the opposite case for me, any better suggestions? Thank you!!!

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540
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    Vent rites are good vents. Sounds like you need to fix the underlying cause. Make sure the radiator and the piping are pitched correctly
    JU22
  • JU22
    JU22 Member Posts: 7
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    Pitch is good from what I can tell. Hope a new vent does the trick.
  • nicholas bonham-carter
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    Also check your pressure with a low pressure gauge. Your vent may just be overcome with too much pressure.—NBC
    JU22
  • JU22
    JU22 Member Posts: 7
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    Update: replaced the Varivalve with a Hoffman 1A and the problem is solved! Happy that this was a simple fix! Thank you for your advice/suggestions!