1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve Zoom

1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve

SKU:BARVY-1500

Brand: Matco-Norca

Matco-Norca
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Specs

Size: 1-1/2"
Body Pattern: Angle
Max Pressure (PSI): 60

Description for Matco-Norca BARVY-1500

Specifications:

  • FIP x Male Union
  • With Nut & Tailpiece
  • 60 PSI CWP, 15 PSI SWP
  • Size: 1-1/2"

1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve

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Matco-Norca1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve
 
4.4

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Basic radiator valve

        Basic radiator valve at a good price. I used these to replace the valve + spud on two steam radiators in my house that were leaking. Removing the spud from the radiator can be...Read complete review

        Basic radiator valve at a good price. I used these to replace the valve + spud on two steam radiators in my house that were leaking. Removing the spud from the radiator can be difficult. I remove it by inserting a 3/4" nipple to prevent it from crushing and then using a 3' pipe wrench. You need a spud wrench to install the new one back into the radiator. I use teflon paste on the female threads and tape on the male threads.

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        cheap handles

        We used these to replace radiator valves in an old building. We experienced a lot of handles that just spun without opening the valve. Handles were very cheap. We had to buy new...Read complete review

        We used these to replace radiator valves in an old building. We experienced a lot of handles that just spun without opening the valve. Handles were very cheap. We had to buy new handles for about half of the valves we installed. Very frustrating.

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        4.0

        Hi Quality, Good Price

        By Steam Boiler Boss

        from Blossburg, PA

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              Comments about 1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

              Use this valve on an old steam radiator in my house. the old one leaked at the spud. The new one fit nicely. However, the old one was iron and a little bit bigger on the outside, so I had to readjust my pipes in the basement. Luckily, it made the pitch on the pipe higher, so it works great.

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              5.0

              3/4 steam angle radiator valve

              By sam

              from cleveland, ohio

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                    Comments about 3/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                    easy to install. seals to withstand high steam temperatures.

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                    5.0

                    Just what I needed

                    By Mr. Fix-it

                    from Ludington, MI

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                          Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                          This was a difficult product to find, after price comparing and being a mechanical superintendent, I know my valves. This is quality valve.

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                          5.0

                          Got just what I needed.

                          By Pat

                          from Danvers, MA

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                                Comments about 1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                Needed a valve for my steam radiator, got just what I needed. Had to return the 1 1/2" valve for the 1 1/4". Easy return policy.

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                                5.0

                                great product great price

                                By bigjohn

                                from allentown pa

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                                      Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                      this valve works great. great price too. In allentown pa they want over $50 a valve Pex a fraction of the price. Thanks

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                                      4.0

                                      Quality product for the price.

                                      By adam

                                      from ny

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                                            Comments about 1" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                            Quality product for the price.

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                                            5.0

                                            Quality product

                                            By Bill the Plumber

                                            from East Providence RI

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                                                  Comments about 1-1/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                                  Worked excellent on a steam heat job that had steam valves leaking.Would recommend

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                                                  5.0

                                                  I would buy this product agian

                                                  By Ruby

                                                  from campbellsport, wisconsin

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                                                        Comments about 1-1/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                                        Great product for the price. works great.

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                                                        3.0

                                                        Plane ol works

                                                        By Jim

                                                        from Denver Colorado

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                                                              Comments about 1-1/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                                              Used in, at the time of this review, a 110 year old building. Does what it is supposed to do.

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                                                              2.0

                                                              could be better some steam leaks

                                                              By jw

                                                              from selma

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                                                                    Comments about 1-1/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve:

                                                                    steam heating system steam leaks a little in the closed position wished it didnt this is the reason we replaced our old ones but besides this all is ok

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                                                                    • 1" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve

                                                                      Q:

                                                                      Can I use this valve for A hot water system? It says steam valve on description.
                                                                      Asked on 11/7/2013 by Michael from United States

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        I have steam heat and used this valve(3/4" size). I accidentally left my fill valve open(which wasn't very smart) and my radiators filled with water..  I did not have any leaks.        

                                                                        Answered on 11/13/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        Yes you can, no problem...

                                                                        Answered on 11/8/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        Yes I have found them to work just fine in Hot water systems.
                                                                        Billy

                                                                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        Yes, you can use it on your hot water heating system. I assume you have a system with cast iron radiators. The appears to a design which does not provide 100% shut off, so be aware of that.
                                                                        Ken
                                                                        Hollanders Plumbing, Inc.
                                                                        Dr. Seuss

                                                                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        It should work just fine. I have had the same question in the past and been assured multiple times by different sources that hot water use is fine. As a result I have installed them for hot water service (radiators mostly) and they have been perfect. Sometimes the packing nut around the valve stem needs to be tightened (don't over-tighten) to stop a small seep, but that's usually because the nut has loosened during shipping or handling.
                                                                         
                                                                        One note, when you make the union connection, dab a light coat of pipe dope on one side (either one) of the union face to help it seal. This will help any slight "out-of-alignment" issues and allow you to get a good seal without having to over-tighten the fitting. Not always required but keeps you from having to take it apart and redo it and doesn't hurt a thing.
                                                                        Good luck!
                                                                         
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                                                                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Watcher from Oregon
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                                                                        yes we used it on a hot water radiator system

                                                                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        Nope, This is strictly a steam valve (pressures less than 15 psi). It is not constructed to withstand the 60+ psi of water pressure, nor is it constructed for easy water flow when opened.
                                                                        Sorry, steam only.

                                                                        Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
                                                                    • 1-1/2" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve

                                                                      Q:

                                                                      Just bought a 95 year old house. The hot water heating system needs valves on many of the raditors. Are these the type of valves I would use - threading the same? Has the threading stayed the same over the years. I am assuming the radiators are original, is that a safe assumption?

                                                                      where do i find replacement radiators?
                                                                      Asked on 5/10/2013 by Do it yourself Dave from Peru IL

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                                                                        For starters, these are intended for a steam system BUT yes you could use them for a hotwater system. Yes, the threading is the same so if you choose the correct size, the threads will work. Off hand I do not know where to get new iron radiatiors. You may want to add new baseboard units to save space but you may want to keep the look of the old house. Sometimes junk yards and salvage yards have the original iron radiators. Yes, an old radiator would work just fine. You might have to paint it to keep up the appearance - I hope you enjoy working on your old place. I have rebuilt many and have had a lot of fun doing it. Glad to answer questions for you.

                                                                        Answered on 5/11/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        These are the valves you want.  Replacement radiators are exspensive and hard to find.  Many people switch to a hot water baseboard style heater that can be found at your local home improvement store.  You are probably looking at a 3/4 to 1" pipe threads on your raditors.

                                                                        Answered on 5/11/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        I own 91 year house heated by steam. A couple of years ago I replaced the valves
                                                                        on all radiators using the valve pictured. Easy installation if you use  pipe
                                                                        wrenches large enough to provide good leverage for removing/installing valves.
                                                                        Or you can insert the handle of wrench into the end of a piece of pipe to
                                                                        provide leverage. Salvage yards/Habitat for Humanity Restore Store sometimes
                                                                        have radiators in stock.

                                                                        Answered on 5/12/2013 by Anonymous
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                                                                        I have a steam system and I replaced some of my valves with this product, the threading was the same, my house is 108 yrs old. 

                                                                        Answered on 5/10/2013 by Anonymous
                                                                    • 1-1/4" (FIP x Male Union) Steam Angle Radiator Valve

                                                                      Q:

                                                                      how do you measure pipe on the od or id
                                                                      Asked on 10/18/2011 by wayne not a plummer from ohio

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        Pipe used for plumbing and heating is sized by the ID.

                                                                        Answered on 10/19/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                      Q:

                                                                      Is there any reason that these shouldn't be used for a hot water radiator?
                                                                      Asked on 8/31/2011 by Anonymous

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                                                                        No there is not. These valves should work in that application without any issues.

                                                                        Answered on 9/6/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                      What is the thread size of the tailpiece, is it the same as the valve body (inlet).?
                                                                      Asked on 2/22/2011 by dave from belmar nj

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        Yes, they are both 1 1/4".

                                                                        Answered on 2/22/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                      is the nipple removeable?
                                                                      Asked on 12/7/2010 by john

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                                                                        No, it is not removable--it is part of the unit.

                                                                        Answered on 12/8/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                      Hello,
                                                                      Do you sell rebuild kits for steam valve ie; rubber/teflon washer that goes inside?
                                                                      regards
                                                                      Carl
                                                                      Asked on 10/28/2010 by Carl from Oakland CA

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                                                                        A:

                                                                        We don't carry rebuild kits for these steam valves. Matco-Norca does not make such kits.

                                                                        Answered on 11/5/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                      need data sheet.looking for dimensions
                                                                      Asked on 10/11/2010 by bob from long island

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