clogged vents on steam radiators

Old 05-24-05, 09:47 AM
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clogged vents on steam radiators

I have Varivalve Quick Vents on the 10 steam radiators in my home and am wondering how to clean them. The first time one got clogged, I exchanged it at my plumbing supplier (they're expensive!), but there must be a way to clear the clog. Please help!
Old 05-24-05, 02:15 PM
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It is unusual for a steam vent to get clogged because the water vapor that passes through the vents does not contain or carry anything that could clog the vent. You should find out what the substance is that is clogging them. It is more common for hammering in the system to damage them.


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