03:51AM | 12/22/02
Member Since: 12/21/02
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Can anyone suggest where to purchase radiator vents? (steam heat - one pipe system) Any online sites would also be welcomed.



06:11AM | 12/22/02
Member Since: 12/21/02
6 lifetime posts
Thanks. I also have another problem, maybe you can be of some assistance:

One of our radiators hisses 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, would you suggest to use an adjustable vent or the numbered kind?



02:14AM | 12/23/02
Member Since: 12/21/02
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It is set slightly above 1.5. The pressure gage hardly reads anything.

[This message has been edited by krnspn (edited December 23, 2002).]


09:13AM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 01/02/03
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The best radiator vents are Gorton vents. Their phone number is (908) 276-1323. Ken is terrific and can tell you where your local distributor is. The vent sizes are 4, 5, 6, C, and D. The 4 and 5 size goes in the rooms close to the boiler and the C and D size goes in rooms furthest (upstairs) from the boiler. The C and D have the largest opening and 4 and 5 the smallest. We have Gortons and they are much better than Hoffman vents.
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