Posted by John C. on December 28, 2000 at 06:55:11:
In Reply to: Re: Spitting Radiator posted by Janice on December 26, 2000 at 12:09:22:
: : : : : Hello.
: : : : : Why would radiator spit water when it's working? It happens only with one radiator in a house. How can
: : : : : I stop it?
: : : : : Janice
: : : : Janice,
: : : : Do you have hot water or steam heat?
: : : It is a one-pipe steam heat.
: : Janice,
: : Well, what could be happening is that water is bound in the radiator and when the steam is forced thru the pipe it causes the water to leak. Steam heat is an artform. Make sure that the radiator is slightly tipped towards the supply/return pipe. You might also try changing the value if it is old.
: : Where does the water seem to come from, where the supply/return line connects to the radiator or is it from the steam valve?
: Water is coming from the air vent. Plumber who serviced the house,
: tilted the radiator. Is it possible that something
: is blocking return line that radiator connects to?
: How do you clean it?
I am not sure how to clean out a blocked return line. A few things you could try is making sure with a level that the radiator is tipped properly towards the return value and you can replace the value itself. You can get them from just about any home improvement store.
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