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wdtorgan

03:42AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
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I have one steam radiator in my house that HISSES very, very loudly. The others all seem to work fine---just a short psst every now and then. But this one particular one HISSES loud and for a long duration of time when the radiator is heated up . What to do. It also clangs and bangs when first heated and i would loke to know if there is a relation between the 2 issues. All the others in the house work well. Thanks< Bill

wdtorgan

04:22AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
5 lifetime posts
The main steam vent for steam heat system-----would this be located on the burnace, top of it? please advise . Thanks, Bill

wdtorgan

05:30AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
5 lifetime posts
I see--makes sense----where would one locate the main vent? In cellar, near the hissing-fir radiator???? Please advise. Bill T

wdtorgan

06:52AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
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Clear explanations in everyday English are wonderful.

wdtorgan

07:42AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
5 lifetime posts
Success!! I located the main vent---it is in ROOT CELLAR room in cellar----nice and secluded, dusty and dark down there! Is there any easy type of thing ---something routine---that I can do to help it or should I just get service person to look at/replace it? If heat is left regularly on one setting the radiator seems ok but when heat is lowered---such as at night----then when radiator heats up, the hissing starts and doesn't end for a while!!! Please advise. It looked ok but obviously not working right.

krnspn

03:49AM | 12/22/02
Member Since: 12/21/02
6 lifetime posts
I seem to have the same problem with a hissing radiator. It does it a lot at night. It also seems to be hissing more now that I got the main vent changed in the basement and the radiator vent changed on that particular radiator. Since the radiator is in a colder room (1st floor though) they put a higher number vent (a #6) on. Is it possible that if I changed the vent to a slower one the hissing would stop? Also, can anyone suggest good vents and where to buy them? (online sites if available)

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