January 28, 2022

Steam Radiator Vent

Steam Radiator Vent

So what is the correct location for a steam radiator vent? The correct answer would be opposite the supply valve about midway down from the top. Steam is lighter than air, so when it enters your radiator it heads for the top.

If it’s located at the top of the radiator there is a good chance it may shut before the entire radiator has a chance to heat resulting in a partially heated radiator. Don’t get me wrong, there are hundreds of steam radiator vents located at the top of the radiators.

Not the ideal location but nevertheless ended up at the top. Let’s jump down to the bench and check out the options and if you haven’t seen this video "Steam Radiator Not Working" -https://amzn.to/33gLlek, I highly recommend you check it out!

Happy Plumbing!
Bob

Steam Radiator Not Working

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