Today's Tip

Radiator vent leaks

Here’s what to do when a radiator vent leaks water. Take the sediment off the low water cutoff valve when the boiler is not steaming. I have had sediment get up into the radiator vents several times clogging them. Consider changing to a better brand such as Gorton Co. Also turn the valve handle to "off" on the radiator and then while the boiler is steaming, slowly turn it slightly "on". The radiator will be cool near the vent until just about the end of the steaming cycle and no water should spurt out of the vents.