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air elimination

chuck_6 Member Posts: 107
Go to the Gorton website. It is www.gorton-valves.com. You can also speak to Ken Kunz at (908) 276-1323. Gorton makes terrific air and main vents. I highly recommend them. Ken is the expert and now may be time to switch some out, ahead of the next cold season.


  • Ken Carson
    Ken Carson Member Posts: 2
    air elimination

    Where can I find info to help my customers understand the importance of air elimination.
    I had 2 plumbers come in behind me and say the system is ok with the little silver vents and no air seperator.
  • WPH2205
    WPH2205 Member Posts: 52

    Bell & Gossett has a good manual on air separation.
  • Jed_2
    Jed_2 Member Posts: 781
    More info

    many boilers have built in air separators. Every system does not need a spirovent type air separator. How is it piped? What's the boiler? Who's autovent is installed? Where are they in the system? More info.

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,719
    Is this

    a steam or hot-water system? I've heard vents for both types described as small and silver.......

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  • Jerry Boulanger_2
    Jerry Boulanger_2 Member Posts: 111
    Here's a link

    to an article on the B&G web site.


    Auto air vents in water systems only work when they are installed on an air separation device like an air purger or a boiler chest where the flow velocity is low. Otherwise they typically only vent air when the pump is off.
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