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Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

SKU:G6A

Brand: Gorton

Gorton
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Specs

Application: Radiator Vent
System Type: Steam
Size: 1/8"
Model: Gorton No. 6
Mount: Angle
Adjustability: Non-Adjustable
Material: Steel
Thread Type: Male
Temperature Range (F): 140°-240°F
Max Temp (F): 240°F
Min Temp (F): 140°F
Thread Size: 1/8"

Description for Gorton G6A


Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve
Size: 1/8"
Type: Angle
Adjustability: Non-Adjustable

Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

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Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve
 
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5.0

Works great!

By Nix

from Geneva, NY

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

We bought our 3800 square foot home, that was built in 1890, in August of 2013. There are 19 radiators on two floors and almost all of them were fitted with adjustable valves, and we just were not getting even heat throughout the house; especially in the rooms farthest from the boiler. So we decided to purchase 19 of these Gorton valves this October, one of them was this No. 6, and they have worked wonderfully so far. The radiator we fitted with the 6 valve has been warming up just like the rest of the radiators in the house. Hopefully they continue to work like this through the winter. The only complaint I have is that some of the valves are dirty and look like they've been used before. But that hasn't hindered their performance.

 
5.0

Great product

By netmouse

from north NJ

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

I've used Gorton vents for years and they are excellent at keeping my steam radiators heating evenly and quietly. Use the charts at their website to know the right size to use and where. Very pleased.

 
5.0

quality product & quiet operation

By DrewB

from Boston, MA

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

This model does exactly what it should and it does it quietly with no hissing or clicking. After only a year of using variable valves they started to make noise and no longer opened repeatably causing the heat to be unbalanced throughout the house. I replaced all the variable valves with these and now have quite and even heat everywhere.

 
5.0

one of the best

By WHITETRASH

from QUEENS NEW YORK

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

always has and always will work

 
5.0

best for radiators furthest from boiler

By Amit

from Chelmsford, MA

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

This is a great valve to use for rooms furthest away from the boiler. Please read my detailed review about Gorton No. 5 valves.

Pex shipped my order out the same day and I received it the following day which was very helpful!

Overall Gorton valves are definitely the way to go to optimize your steam heating system. Gorton's website has excellent resources with sample layout for the whole house and suggested valve numbers for various locations in the house

 
5.0

Quiet

By Chris J

from NJ

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

Quality vent that does not click and clack like a Hoffman style vent.

 
5.0

Very quiet

By Nobu

from Forest Hills, NY

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Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

I love this product. Hissing sound from our steam radiator has gone away.

 
5.0

Super quick heating

By Tony C

from East Orange, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

Gorton valves are the best. My dad who is a master plumber recommended them so I swapped all 20 radiator valves in my house with these. Immediately I could feel the difference. Because the gorton valves vent so quickly the house heats up in no time at all.

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  • Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

    Q:

    Hi -

    What is the difference between Gorton No. 6 and Gorton No. D vapor Equalizing values, some of my rooms have No. 6 and some rooms have No. D, can someone please let me know if these valves must match when I am replacing them.

    Thanks
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    Asked on 12/22/2014 by SURESH from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Gorton #D air vent valve vents more quickly than a #6. Normally, you’d
      want to use faster vents on larger radiators and slower vents on smaller
      radiators, so that all radiators in the system fill with steam at about the
      same time. The Gorton series of valves, from slowest to fastest, are
      Venting according to radiator size is a bit of a rule of thumb. The crucial
      element is that all radiators should fill with steam, all the way across,
      at the same time.
      Sometimes, people choose vents based on the distance from the boiler
      (faster vents further from the boiler), especially on systems with
      insufficient main venting (Gorton #1 or #2). It’s normally better to assure
      proper main venting.
      Other times, people try to solve balance problems by putting a slower vent
      in a room that’s overheating. It’s normally better to make sure the
      radiators are properly-sized, and to use thermostatic valves to control
      overheating.

      Answered on 12/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Have a look at this info on the Gorton's website, which explains which valves should be used where, and study where your radiators are in relation to your boiler. That should tell you what you need to know.
      http://www.gorton-valves.com/products

      Answered on 12/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      See product description at www.gorton-valves.com for info relevant to your
      question. Essentially the 6 and D have different sized vent holes, so they
      vent at different rates. The 6 has a smaller hole, so radiators with that
      number valve will vent (and warm up) more slowly than those with a D valve.
      One usually uses a slower vent on radiators closer to the thermostat so
      that the boiler doesn't shut off before the farther away radiators have a
      chance to get warm. If your house is heating up evenly (i.e. no rooms that
      are colder or hotter than others), then you should replace valves with
      equivalent valves (ie 6 with 6, D with D).

      Answered on 12/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As I understand it, the sizes of the valve determines how quickly cold air
      is vented from the system (and therefore how quickly steam arrives at the
      radiator). The goal is to have steam arrive at all radiators at the same
      time and is achieved by putting the largest vents on the radiators furthest
      from the boilers. If your system has been working well, replace with the
      same sizes--someone in the past worked this out for you. If not, look up a
      book called "We Got Steam Heat: a Homeowner's Guide to Peaceful
      Coexistence" by Dan Holohan. It's a great, plain language explanation of
      how your system works.

      Answered on 12/22/2014 by Anonymous
  • Gorton No. 6 Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

    Q:

    Can you supply the dimensions of this product (height, width, depth excluding threading)? Thank you.
    Asked on 1/20/2012 by Anonymous

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      A:

      This valve measures approximately 1-1/8" in depth and 1-7/8" in diameter (excluding threads).

      Answered on 1/23/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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