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drips at the feed valve

I have several radiators that have a slow leak at the feed valve on the floor. this is a single pipe steam, all with new steam vents ( Hoffmans) checked the pitch, seems fine. the valves are brass ( i think) and no sealent ie. teflon or plumber's putty used to the radiator connection.


  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Are the drips coming from the handle stem? If so, you can try to stop by carefully tightening the nut you see where the stem enters the valve body (be careful--remember brass is quite soft). If that doesn't work, they just need to be re-packed.
  • rando Dawkins
    rando Dawkins Member Posts: 2
    drips at valve

    the drips are not at the stem but from the large nut connecting the radiator to the valve. what do you mean by "re-packed"
    thanks for the quick reply
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