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VECO Steam Radiator Valves -- Parts?

Bluefish Member Posts: 1
Proud new owner of 1878 Victorian heated by "Queen Mary" an American Radiator Company coal-fired boiler, converted to oil. It is a 2-pipe system, vapor-vent (?), and runs on very low pressure i.e., 4 oz low and 12 oz high. Vapor Engineering Company made many of the parts on the boiler, as well as the radiator valves. Most of them are stuck, and I suspect need replacement parts. Got one off an unused radiator, and after liberal applications of WD-40, it will turn, but the old washers are shot. Any parts available for VECO? Thanks for the site -- am learning enough to get myself in trouble!!


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,864
    You might have to

    make them yourself- remember, that system runs on less than 1/2-pound of steam at the boiler, so there isn't much to seal against.

    I think you can still buy "packless" valves, which were a later version of Vapor radiator shutoff. Maybe Dunham-Bush still makes them?

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,190
    another option

    try Hoffman Specialty -- they still make steam valves for vapour systems... which might work. But the VECO system was a little different, I think.
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    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
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