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Gorton's vs Hoffman

Steve_23
Steve_23 Member Posts: 7
Have been reading these postings and see alot of postive comments regarding Gorton vents for steam applications.
I have a one pipe steam system, two mains, probably 50-60 feet each. I currently use 2 hoffman 75,s, one each main.
Are the Gorton #2's or #1's that much quicker and do I really save time and fuel? Mains are insulated with inch and a half wall, boiler insulation with foil lined interior.
Also each radiator use hoffman 1a adjustable vent.
Does Gorton's make a radiator vent that is superior and/or quicker than that, or should my concern be on venting the mains quicker? All radiators heat uniformly with 1/2 to 1 lb operating pressure. My main question is Gorton vs hoffman, and if I would really notice any difference?
Thanks for your time.

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  • Steve_23
    Steve_23 Member Posts: 7


    One more thing, If I decide to go with Gorton vents, I have looked and looked for a website to purchase online, with no avail, any leads? The boiler control supply house in this town never heard of Gorton. Thanks.
  • the gorton 2

    is about the same as having 3 1/2 hoffman 75's on the pipe...the gorton 1 is the same venting capacity as hoffman 75....gorton will sell direct to you if there is no supplier local handeling the part...if the system works fine with the hoffman 75's you have i'd leave it...but to answer your question, yes, the steam would get to the radiator quicker with the gorton 2 vents on the mains...
  • Robert O'Connor_4
    Robert O'Connor_4 Member Posts: 88


    The Hoffman 75 and the Gorton #1 will vent 1.4 cfm at 2 oz.

    The Gorton #2 will vent 5.5 cfm at 2 oz.

    taken from Dead Mens Steam School Workbook.


    Gorton: 908 276-1323

    I have bought a few from them direct, nice folks.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    What pipe size

    are your mains? Even if they're 2-inch, which equals about 1.38 cubic feet of air in a 60-foot main, I'd go with the Gorton #2 vents. The mains will fill with steam much more quickly and at lower pressure.

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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    gorton rules

    i've always beena hoffman guy but i've tryed gorton mains and rad vents and recently used a #2 on a large steamer and was totally impressed they blew me away i don't think i'll be using hoffman or the rest of the off the supply shelves stock vent i'de rather wait till the gorton come in i believe there vent are better constructed and last longer and offer the custemer more value for there money and they are the fastest vents i've used getting them is a little tough around here i guess the supply house mark up isn't as great as dole or the rest of the junk you se gorton's rule
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  • DRod_2
    DRod_2 Member Posts: 1
    Hoffman versus Gorton

    My experience is that the Gortons are much less expensive and just as reliable as Hoffmans. I couldn't fit a Gorton #2 on either of my returns, so I rigged a little "T" set up and put three Gorton #1's on each of the two returns. Works very well.
  • Steve_23
    Steve_23 Member Posts: 7


    What is the physical height of a gorton #2?
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