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Gorton 1 vents bad?

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GW
GW Member Posts: 4,693
edited December 2021 in Strictly Steam
One of those days (this was the least of the problems)

these vents often blow steam? 

(picture doesn’t do it justice) 


Gary Wilson
Wilson Services, Inc
Northampton, MA
gary@wilsonph.com

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540
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    Shouldn't if the pressure is low
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,693
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    Good ole pressurtrol screwed all the way down 
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
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    Main vents are best mounted on pipe nipples above the mains to keep the water out. If they get water inside, they tend to spit while they're venting air, and it might look like steam, but dry steam is invisible until it hits something cold and condenses. The real test is to determine if the vent is still venting after it gets hot. If the vent body is 200° or so, it shouldn't be venting anything.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,704
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    They might have been flooded with gunk at some time past. You might try rinsing them out or replacing them. I've had very good results with both Gorton and MoM #1 vents (MoM if you like to spend less money)
    NJ Steam Homeowner. See my sight glass boiler videos: https://bit.ly/3sZW1el
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,693
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    Cool thanks—- new boiler swap
    went back today for their details 
    and popped new vents in 
    all better
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com