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Posted by george on April 07, 2007 at 07:40:40:
I understand the basics of the steam vent is
to be open when cold and closed when hot.
When the steam is first comming up the open
condition allows it to come up to the
radiator (one pipe system). But then the
heat causes it to close.
Does this mean the radiator then stops heating?
So that a individual radiator becomes self regulating?
Does this mean that the next radiator in line gets
a larger share of the steam, and it becomes
How do you determine the vent size for each radiator?
Are vent sizes listed on the package?
When the steam is cut off and the water drains back
to the boiler is the vent closed to prevent air
from comming in?
Are vents made specifically for old wood/coal
boilers that make steam 100 percent of the day?
I guess I need a little theory of the operation
for a single pipe steam system.
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