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New Steam Vents

Just installed new maid o mists # 4 on first floor radiators, one of the vents seems like it's releasing steam. I held a flashlight above it and saw some being released by the hole. otherwise no hissing or spitting 

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  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,084
    what's your boiler pressure on your gage while it's running
    known to beat dead horses
    ethicalpaul
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 4,176
    Does it release during the whole cycle? Or for how long?
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • Frankfog2
    Frankfog2 Member Posts: 10
    neilc said:
    what's your boiler pressure on your gage while it's running

    its a 30 psi gauge, i know it's not the most accurate but it barely moves. 

  • Frankfog2
    Frankfog2 Member Posts: 10
    Does it release during the whole cycle? Or for how long?

    i didn't look at it for the whole time tbh, i was just checking to make sure no water was leaking from the threads cause i was afraid i didn't tighten it enough and i saw some escaping the hole. 

  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,084
    and it could just be a bad vent out of the box,
    but,

    is the gage after the pigtail with the Ptrol?
    or on its own?
    picture ?

    has the pigtail been checked for clear and free breathing all the way back into the boiler?
    (still questioning pressure here)
    known to beat dead horses
    ethicalpaul
  • Frankfog2
    Frankfog2 Member Posts: 10
    neilc said:
    and it could just be a bad vent out of the box, but, is the gage after the pigtail with the Ptrol? or on its own? picture ? has the pigtail been checked for clear and free breathing all the way back into the boiler? (still questioning pressure here) 

    the gauge is connected to extension to the side of the sight glass. Pig tail is new, was able to breath into it through the boiler no problem