Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

Gorton main vent venting steam

Don_175 Member Posts: 126
We have a relatively new Gorton vent on a branch in our basement. It is about 6-8” above the pipe on a pipe nipple and is releasing steam when the heat is on. Is there any way to clean it etc? They seem to be pretty expensive. Thanks 


  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,739
    I would contact Gorton, they have excellent customer service and would most likely replace it.  If it’s new it shouldn’t be dirty already and it shouldn’t vent steam.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540

    Do you know if you are running high steam pressure? High pressure kills vents. Should keep it below 2 psi lower is better
  • Don_175
    Don_175 Member Posts: 126
    No. Pressure is definitely low. .5 psi