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Posted by HeatPro on January 13, 2007 at 23:10:00:
In Reply to: Steam Vents - How long should they last posted by Matt in Utah on January 13, 2007 at 21:23:17:
Is your steam pressure high enough? Steam boilers for residences were always designed to need no more than one psig pressure. For each 2/3 of a mile that your highest radiator is over the boiler, increase the pressure from one (1) psig upwards one (1) psig higher. If the pressure is over three (3) psig, (that is - if the pressure is high enough to push the steam 2 miles high in hot pipes) one-pipe steam vents will fail to properly operate and become damaged, letting steam spew out.
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