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Zone Valve + Temp Controller = Main Vent?
You can't vent faster than an open pipe, right?
Considering the cost of The Gorton #2 and that people frequently use more than one in a "moose antler" setup, wouldn't a fast, actuated ball valve and a temperature controller (plus a well placed temp sensor) be almost an ideal main vent? Set it to close at, say, 200 degrees and open at 180, wouldn't it pretty much work like a a gigantic main vent?
If so, why isn't this done more often? For that matter, why isn't this setup sold as a main vent?
If someone has done this successfully (residential or small commercial), what did you use for the valve, temperature controller, and settings?
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