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Will it work like this

pecmsg Member Posts: 4,911
Commercial restaurant customer wanted to show me their new house renovation. 
I saw this in the bathroom. 
Will it vent like that?
Steams currently down and yes they’re keeping it. 


  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
    It might spit some...or a lot, and at best half of the radiator will heat. If they eventually support it to drain to the valve.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,153
    I might suggest that they mount that radiator the way that the manufacturer intended. That way they won't need to re do anything after all the finish work is done.

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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,911
    That one’s getting moved. 
    I just never seen something like that. 
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,745
    It might sort of, if they don't need the whole thing to heat up.

    My prediction the steam will race to the top of the first section, across the top, and then close the vent. Maybe get into the second section, but I don't see it going further than that.

    Vents are typically about a third the way up the end section.

    Also, if it's vent with a float in it, that part won't work at all. Of course if the system is running correctly they shouldn't need the float.
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
    Maybe it was turned 90 degrees and horizontal inside a cabinet.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,552
    Use a vent with a straight shank. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • ch4man
    ch4man Member Posts: 296
    put it back on the basement ceiling where it belongs
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,859
    edited January 2023
    Looks fine from here.

    I wouldn't want it in my house, but I have no problem with them wanting it.

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