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Replacing main steam vent

What you have looks like a "Gorton #65 Steam air vent" and yes you can still get them.

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  • LM
    LM Member Posts: 1
    Help in replacing a main steam vent

    The main steam vent in question (see photo) is approx. 1 1/2 to 2 inches diameter, engraved with the words "CROTON 1965 steam air valve" on one side, and "pat. no. 3260458" on the other. My system seems to be short-cycling, and I figured replacing the main vent might help. What kind of valve would be the correct replacement and where would I find it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • LM_2
    LM_2 Member Posts: 1
    Main Vent

    Thanks, Dave! I went to the Gorton website and you're right, #65 is it. I guess the safest thing to do is replace my vent with the same model; but if you'd recommend anything more effective, please let me know. Otherwise, thank you again for responding to my question.
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Whoa, LM

    how do we know that vent is the right size?

    Measure the length and diameter of each steam main in the house, and we can tell you what vent is needed. If there is more than one main, tell us what vent is presently on each main.

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  • Casinojunkie
    Casinojunkie Member Posts: 36
    Main vent?

    > The main steam vent in question (see photo) is

    > approx. 1 1/2 to 2 inches diameter, engraved with

    > the words "CROTON 1965 steam air valve" on one

    > side, and "pat. no. 3260458" on the other. My

    > system seems to be short-cycling, and I figured

    > replacing the main vent might help. What kind of

    > valve would be the correct replacement and where

    > would I find it? Any advice would be greatly

    > appreciated.



  • Casinojunkie
    Casinojunkie Member Posts: 36
    Main vent?

    You state that your boiler is short cycling. Is your main vent stuck open or closed for this to happen?
  • Steamhead..............

    is absolutely right. I just "assumed" this was what you were looking-for, and whether or not you could still get them.
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