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Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

SKU:GDA

Brand: Gorton

Gorton
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Application: Radiator Vent
System Type: Steam
Size: 1/8"
Model: Gorton No. D
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"

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Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve

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Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve
 
4.8

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5.0

Works great!

By Nix

from Geneva, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. D 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, four of them were these No. D, and they have worked wonderfully so far. The radiators we fitted with the D valves have 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

quality product & quiet operation

By DrewB

from Boston, MA

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Comments about Gorton No. D 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.

 
4.0

Gorton Air vent valves

By Lou

from Bronx, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

Vents well, holds up and our superintendents prefer them.

 
5.0

FAST DELIVERY - EXCELLENT PRODUCT

By TOM THE CANDLE MAN

from CHICAGO, IL.

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Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

USE ON STEAM RADIATORS - EQUALIZES HEAT QUICKLY

 
4.0

durable and long lasting

By louis

from Bronx, NY

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Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

preferred by most of our superintendents

 
5.0

GOOD..

By JUNITO..

from NEW YORK, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

REALLY HELP WITH MY HEAT RISER..THANKS

 
5.0

Quality Product

By Ed

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

Installed 3 different sized valves in our building and the results were immediately apparent: quieter and faster heating radiators. Pex got them to us quickly. Satisfied customer.

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5.0

Quality Product

By Old House Mike

from Conshohocken, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gorton No. D Angle Vapor Equalizing Valve:

I own a 105-year-old brick home with a 225K BTU boiler that pushes to a single-pipe steam radiator system. The home was purchased in Summer of 2009. After suffering through a couple weeks of uneven heating during the first cold-spell in late-Fall, I figured that something wasn't right with the radiators (the boiler had already been inspected). By doing some research online, I found that having old radiator vents/valves might be the problem. I purchased a couple of Gorton "C" and "D" valves from Pex and replaced the ancient valves on the top two floors' radiators...PROBLEM SOLVED.

If you have a similar issue with uneven heating, it is important to use correctly-sized vents on radiators in different parts of the house. The Gorton "C" and "D" vents should only be used on far-end radiators that are a distance from the thermostat. These vents allow the radiators to purge air more quickly, thus allowing the radiators to warm up rapidly. Other smaller sized vents should be used on radiators that are closer to the thermostat or boiler to ensure that these radiators warm up more slowly and do not prematurely end the boiler's heating cycle. You do not want the room with the thermostat to get warmer before the other rooms in the house.

Stay away from the vents that are sold in the big box home improvement stores. The Gortons are a little bit more expensive, but if properly placed, they will ensure that you do not have uneven distribution of heat on the single-pipe steam systems found in many older homes.

I definitely recommend this product. Installation was simple...Just turn off the heat, let the radiators cool down for a couple of hours, unscrew the old vents and replace with the Gortons. Piece of cake.

Mike - Conshohocken, PA

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    Q:

    Does the word "equalizing" in the product name refer to a vacuum feature? I am wondering if this is a one way vent (air out) that doesn't allow any air back in, regardless of temperature.

    I need a vent that will allow air out, close at steam presence, then prevent air to enter back into the system, even once the vent cools. Is this the correct product?
    Asked on 11/8/2013 by MDNLansing from Lansing, MI

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello.
      This vent will let air back into the radiator once it cools down. I'm not an expert, just a guy with an old house, but I'm not sure that there is such an item that you're looking for. With single-pipe steam heat, air needs to come back into the system in order for the water to drain back to the boiler. Even if you were able to find a vent that purged air and remained closed, air would still return through other radiators & vents from the rest of your system. I have been very happy with the Gorton vents. The "D" vent is perfect for far-end radiators that are on top floors or at greater distance from your thermostat.

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

      A:

      I just tested the vent, because I was curious about the answer. Sadly, it
      will not do what you require.
      -Michael

      Answered on 11/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes that is the purpose of the vent is to allow air to escape as the steam flows into the radiator . Once the air has been evacuated the valve will close preventing the steam from escaping.  Be sure to look at the model of vent you are ordering .  This one is a No D.  They have a chart the explains the classification system.  Each one lets out air at a specific rate based on the distance from your boiler.  The farther away the radiator is , the large diameter you want the vent to be.  Hope this helps.

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
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      No, doesn't do that, when the system turns off and valve cools, air goes
      back in by design. Works good for one pipe steam.

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
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