07:38PM | 04/04/10
Member Since: 04/03/10
2 lifetime posts

Most of my house has one pipe steam radiators. In one room however the radiator was replaced with a 15' long cast iron baseboard with two pipes. It has a dry return made out of 3/4" copper that makes a long horizontal run near the basement ceiling and then a return riser that connects to the end of the wet return for the rest of the system. The return riser connects near the Hartford loop. The radiator does have an air vent but there is no steam trap. I do get some water hammer and am wondering if the lack of a steam trap could be the cause. Should I add a steam trap and move the air vent to the dry return?

Many thanks!



04:33AM | 04/05/10
Member Since: 04/03/10
2 lifetime posts

Thanks for your answer. It sounds like I don't need a separate steam trap and there is already a water trap. Did you say the pitch should be 1' in 20'? (one foot of rise for every 20 feet of run?) There is some pitch but definitely a lot less than that. Would that be about 3 degrees?



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Newsletter_icon Flipboard-glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon