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using regular vent in place of main vent?

Joe_39 Member Posts: 47
rather then when boilers been running a while (and rads giving off heat)???


  • Joe_39
    Joe_39 Member Posts: 47
    can you get away with using a regular radiator

    steam vent instead of the bigger main vents on a small steam system??

    According to the gorton brochure, a type D vent is equal to 27 regular vents..

    For ease of install (and lack of overhead space) could you use one of these in a small house/small boiler setup..

    Like a steam main thats 25 feet or less?
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    The D vent

    would work well. I've done this if space was limited.

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  • soot_seeker_2
    soot_seeker_2 Member Posts: 228
    Should work fine...

    But here's the test.

    See how long it takes steam to get from the boiler header to that vent with the vent removed and the pipe wide open. Then time the same thing with the vent in place. If it takes much longer, you can do a better job with a bigger (or with more than one) vent.

  • soot_seeker_2
    soot_seeker_2 Member Posts: 228

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