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

SKU:G18

Brand: Gorton

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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"

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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, 3/4" x 1/2" Air Eliminator (Main Vent Valve)
 
5.0

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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.

 
5.0

I would buy this valve again and again

By Little Zeke

from Bronx New York a great Town

Verified Buyer

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

I think that Gorton # 1 are the Best they vent the air Fast... I had one i had to return and comp. changed it ASAP

 
5.0

Does the job!

By Bill

from Summit NJ

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

Timeless and classic. Worked for my system.

 
5.0

The reviews I read are true

By Don

from Palatine Illinois

Verified Buyer

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

It solved My Problem

 
5.0

Good stuff cheap

By BobC

from Quincy, MA

Verified Buyer

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

My Hoffman 75 air valve was starting to stick so I selected the Gorton#1 as a replacement. It has about 67% the capacity of the Hoffman but that was more than enough for my short steam main.
The price is an absolute no brainer.

 
5.0

Product performs well

By Skyjam

from Bsoton

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

It performs well [...]

 
5.0

great vent

By David Sorkin

from North Plainfield, NJ

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

These are great, high quality air vents for steam mains. You should ignore the review by "J C Plumbing", it doesn't seem the reviewer was familiar with the correct application for this item.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Priced right

By Just me

from Nashua, NH

Verified Buyer

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

Product performs as advertised at a better price than anyone else.

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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:

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

      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:

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

      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:

      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
  • 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

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      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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