Radiator in the news. Lying news papers

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  1. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    I though you were an "expert witness" in that case.
     
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  4. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    I am and I said to the lawyer I am working for " It is not possible to have high pressure steam because the safety valve is set for 15 PSI and in most buildings we use less than 3 PSI and as low as 1/4PSI "

    I think what did happen was the radiator valve was 1/2 way open which is wrong to do

    A radiator valve should be fully open or fully closed to allow for condensate to drain back in a one pipe system

    Because of trapped condensate there could have been hydraulic shock and the air vent was blown off BUT I personally don't think so

    Some idiots remove the air vents to get the radiators hotter faster and once the steam starts spewing they panc
     
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