steam heat radiator vent valve ???????


Old 10-22-05, 03:30 PM
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steam heat radiator vent valve ???????

so turned on the system first tiem today in chilly new england( new to radiators and steam heat)

soI had replaced all vent valves on all radiators this past summer.
It is a forced steam heat system 1way piping.
all radiators have correct pitch so water can drain back to valve.

heat was on for 6 hours today.. i left for 2 hours and get back. find only on one radiator that the vent valve is leakign water a small steady steam???

wierd? ho wcan i correct this? why is there water coming out of it?? hasnt happened in anyother ones? and why is there that much water in my radiator?
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Old 10-22-05, 03:53 PM
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Leaking valve

If it is leaking around the stem, try tightening the packing nut at the base of the stem. If this fails, the valve will need to be re-packed.

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