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Gorton No. 1, 3/8" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)

SKU:G18

Brand: Gorton

Gorton
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Specs

Application: Main Vent
System Type: Steam
Size: 3/8"
Model: Gorton No. 1
Mount: Straight
Adjustability: Non-Adjustable
Material: Steel
Thread Type: Male
Temperature Range (F): 140°-240°F
Thread Size: 3/8"

Description for Gorton G18


Gorton No. 1, 3/8" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)
Size: 3/8"
Type: Straight
Adjustability: Non-Adjustable

Gorton No. 1, 3/8" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)

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Gorton No. 1, 3/8" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gorton #1

Product is doing it's job as I had some old Hoffman Valves that needed to be replaced. The price and the performace you get with this valve can't be beat. This valve will release...Read complete review

Product is doing it's job as I had some old Hoffman Valves that needed to be replaced. The price and the performace you get with this valve can't be beat. This valve will release more air from the system than any other highly rated valve you can buy for the money and I did allot of homework! Just in case you have the need to release more air from your main steam lines you can install two (2) Gorton #1 valves and this would still be less expensive than installing a larger valve as both Gorton & Hoffman have a larger air release valves but at a much higher cost. The other factor was size Gorton #1's are significantly smaller than the larger valves. This could be a factor when installing in an older home as many Steam systems were not built with the room to add these larger valves like the Gorton #1's.

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continued to hiss

seemingly good quality but didn't seat as they should - continued to hiss.

seemingly good quality but didn't seat as they should - continued to hiss.

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4.0

Just the ticket

By Mac

from North of Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

I used the Gorton #1 to replace two old "Vent-rite" steam vents at the end of the cellar feed pipes on my steam heating system. The old vents no longer closed, sending steam against the bottom of the floor boards. The new Gorton vents purged the system of air and shut off as soon as the hot air hit, much faster and more efficient. I am hoping this will help lower heating costs, but for now it has helped keep my home warm and my radiators more evenly heated.

 
5.0

Always use this brand for our main vent valves...

By Chicago Mark

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/8" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Always use these for our main vent valves. Gorton makes an extremely dependable vent and this is the only brand we use for our main vent valves. We consider these vents to be "fire and forget" as they rarely go bad.

A little pricey, but worth it when it comes to quickly getting the steam to the far side of the building.

 
5.0

Gorton No. 1, 3/4 x 1/2" Air Eliminator

By little zeke52

from Bronx,NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

vent's a lot of air for a small valve
Great little valve

 
5.0

Works great so far!

By Amature Steam Mechanic

from Northern NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Used this in conjunction with 4 Gorton No. 2's for massive main venting on my home steam system. I have tested it, but it is still early in the season, we shall see. The customer service is excellent with Supply House, this vent was defective when I got it and I was able to swap it out next day with the replacement, no questions asked.

 
2.0

continued to hiss

By hawkeye

from michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

seemingly good quality but didn't seat as they should - continued to hiss.

 
5.0

good valve

By dannyd

from ct

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

used on a steam system in residential house ,installed in short run in basement prox 20ft from boiler where an existing Hoffman valve was leaking bad ,this Gorton is well made and vents quickly ,i like Gorton valves anyway ,as they are low profile for areas by ceiling and they are well made

 
5.0

great main vent

By stvex

from new york

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Works as expected, nice and small and a great price for a main. My local plumbing supply store wants more a third than supply house.

 
5.0

Gorton main vent valve

By RJ

from Bogota N J

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Valves are the exact unit from a plumbing store only at a better price

 
5.0

Gorton works just like advertised.

By Steph

from Kindel

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Replaced old main vents with Gorton #1s. They work well and have more venting capacity and similar height to Vent-Rite#35s. They weren't miracle workers though, so don't expect the same venting capacity as the Gorton #2s. Pex Supply provided the fastest delivery I've ever seen.

 
5.0

Gorton #1

By Sweet Lou

from Massapequa, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve):

Product is doing it's job as I had some old Hoffman Valves that needed to be replaced. The price and the performace you get with this valve can't be beat. This valve will release more air from the system than any other highly rated valve you can buy for the money and I did allot of homework! Just in case you have the need to release more air from your main steam lines you can install two (2) Gorton #1 valves and this would still be less expensive than installing a larger valve as both Gorton & Hoffman have a larger air release valves but at a much higher cost. The other factor was size Gorton #1's are significantly smaller than the larger valves. This could be a factor when installing in an older home as many Steam systems were not built with the room to add these larger valves like the Gorton #1's.

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  • Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)

    Q:

    What is the total height of this vent? I have to replace an old main vent, but there is very little space and the one I just bought does not fit.

    Thank you
    Asked on 11/9/2013 by Greg The Angry Guy from Hartsdale, NY

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't have one in front of me but best guess is 3.5" talk.....
      Andy Gathy
      Heights Hardware

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      3 inches. I put one of these on my short main and 3 of the really big ones on my long main.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      About 4 to 4 & 1/4 inches.
      Rennis Lami

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      the total height of the Gorton #1 valve is 3 3/8 inch so you need 3 1/2 and you will be able to install it

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Gorton No. 1 is 3-5/16" high.

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)

    Q:

    Will this unit work well in a hot water supply line ( from the HOT WATER HEATER to the rest of the house )? I think that bacteria is causing "AIR" gas to build in the hot water line and spurts (BLOWS) out of the nearest faucet above the water heater . The well psi is no greater than 60.
    Asked on 8/29/2012 by Hareold from Evans , Wa.

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it will not, this unit is designed for low pressure steam applications.
      For the issue you have described, first, ensure that the T&P valve on the
      water heater is working properly, if it is not, replace immediately. If the
      t&p valve is working fine, concider a small expansion tank to be installed
      on the supply line.

      Answered on 9/2/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. This is meant to be used in a steam heating system. I'm not sure about your problem. You should consult with a plumber.
      Sebastien
      Brooklyn, NY

      Answered on 8/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have installed at least (30) Gorton No. 1, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminators (Main Vent Valves) on my commercial low pressure heating system during the last 5+ years. They all work fine & do a good job of eliminating air so the steam can travel better & faster in our steam supply mains. I have never heard of the Gorton Air Eliminators used in anything but steam systems. It sounds to me like you are attempting to use the wrong piece of equipment on your residential hot water supply line. There are air elimination valves readily available for your system needs. Venting entrapped air from a home hot water system is very, very common. However, I do not think the Gorton is a good fit.

      Answered on 8/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Nope. The Gorton No. 1 is used on a low pressure steam, heating system. The vent closes when it senses the presence of steam. Most of the time the steam temperature is (212-215 F). If you used this on the residential hot water system (max 180 F), the vent would just leak water all over your floor.
      I am sure Pex has a solution, I just don’t know what it is.
      Ken

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Anonymous
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