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  • tom83 tom83 @ 8:01 PM
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    radiator air valve leaking question

    I have a question about a leaking air valve, lately its been spewing out hot water and steam. My question is it a matter of replacing the air valve? I have attached pictures of the radiator. Any help is appreciated.
  • furnacefigher15 furnacefigher15 @ 10:16 PM
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    Replace the valve

    It's likely time to start replacing all those those little buggers.

    Just noticed the piping arangement

    Is this a hot water boiler?
    This post was edited by an admin on December 12, 2011 10:18 PM.
  • tom83 tom83 @ 10:39 PM
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    Yes, this is a hot water boiler. I am not sure what to replace them with? Thanks.
  • Jean-David Beyer Jean-David Beyer @ 7:02 AM
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    Are you sure?

    I am not a professional, but I never heard of putting steam vent valves on hot water radiators. Also, I would think for a hot water system, there would just be a little coin valve on the radiator, and the supply and return pipes would be on opposite ends of the radiator.

    On the other hand, if it is a steam system, that vent valve would be on the opposite end of the radiator from the steam entry pipe and about half way down..
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