Posted by TOM G. on January 26, 2000 at 09:38:47:
I have steam heat, the radiators were installed 15 years ago. They all have a nice healthy tilt back to pipe
(it is a single pipe system). The problem is my radiators (3 on ground floor 1 above boiler in basement) seem to have
TOO much water in them. I say this because the air vents fill with water every time the heat comes on. I drain them
each time, but the fill back up (within a half hour) two of the radiators now leak at the valve on the floor because the
pressure can't escape properly from the air vent. Do I need new vents on all of them? Is my boiler pushing up too much
water? How should I troubleshoot? I assume I will have to replace or re-graphite the valve.
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