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One-pipe dream...

You can have the radiators perfectly level and they will heat up fine . The only drawback is you might get some pings or knocks from the hot steam hitting the small puddles of cold condensate sitting in the lower part of the sections . The sounds go away once the condensate gets hotter .


  • John S.
    John S. Member Posts: 260
    daydream, that is

    Someone recently posted a question about the pitch on their One-Pipe rads and they asked whether or not the rads had an 'internal' pitch.

    This got me to thinking... back when they constructed my house (1927 cape cod w/one-pipe) I certainly wouldn't think they'd pitch the floors (although I've never held a level on them) so where'd they get the pitch on the radiator? They were level, correct?

    I guess as long as they don't have an incorrect pitch and they're functioning properly I'm not going to think about it. However, does this do away with the idea that they MUST be pitched a certain amount?
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