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Fast Venting Valves

For Every Steam Heating System

THE KEY TO EFFICIENT ... COMFORTABLE ... ECONOMICAL STEAM HEATING ...

MAKE RADIATORS HEAT FAST

The faster you get air out of the radiators, the faster you get heat into radiators. This is the secret of efficient, comfortable, economical steam heating, and why Gorton Valves are designed for Fast Venting ...

SAVE ON FUEL

Saving on fuel every time the thermostat calls for heat, the fast venting action of Gorton Valves "Make Radiators Heat Fast" so that every radiator heats quickly with ounces of vapor, and fuel is not wasted by the boiler firing to build up pounds of pressure.

EVEN COMFORTABLE HEATING

By installing a correctly sized Gorton Vapor Equalizing Valve on each radiator and Gorton Air Eliminators on steam mains, any steam heating system may be Equalized so that all radiators heat quickly and evenly . .. giving balanced even heat distribution to every room and insuring maximum heating comfort.

PROVEN DEPENDABLE

Since 1887 The Gorton Heating Corporation has been manufacturing dependable steam heating equipment. When you install Gorton Valves you are assured of installing the finest and fastest Venting Air Valves made. On millions of radiators Gorton Valves have proven their unmatched dependability for providing maximum heating comfort with lower fuel consumption.

GORTON Vapor Equalizing System

PROVIDES AUTOMATIC ... EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION ... TO EVERY RADIATOR

Gorton Vapor Equalizing Valves for radiators are made with five sizes of air outlets. When the correctly sized valve is installed on each radiator, the system is balanced and equalized so as to provide fast, even, comfortable heating in every room. Larger sizes of Vapor Equalizing Valves should be installed on radiators farthest from the boiler and-in the coldest rooms. The small sizes are for radiators closer to the boiler and affecting the thermostat.

Gorton Air Eliminators ... install at the end of basement mains to speed up air elimination from the mains.

See valve description for recommended installation location for each valve.

Proper Design with GORTON Valves

The drawing illustrates a typical steam heating installation, using the correctly sized Gorton Vapor Equalizing Valve on each radiator to make all rooms heat evenly and comfortably. The use of a No. 2 Gorton Air Eliminator at the end of the long main, and a No. 1 Air Eliminator at the end of the short main is also indicated.

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No. 4 GORTON Vapor Equalizing Valve

INSTALL on radiators in room in which thermostat is located, and on radiators that affect the thermostat. 1/8" connection

No. 5 GORTON Vapor Equalizing Valve

INSTALL on radiators near the boiler and in warm rooms. 1/8" connection.
VENTING CAPACITY ... Equal to 4 ordinary type air valves.

No. 6 GORTON Vapor Equalizing Valve

INSTALL on radiators farther from the boiler and in cold rooms, (for example on second floor radiators). 1/8" connection
VENTING CAPACITY ... Equal to 8 ordinary type air valves.

No. C GORTON Vapor Equalizing Valve

INSTALL on radiators farthest from the boiler, and in coldest rooms, (for example on third floor radiators). 1/8" connection.
VENTING CAPACITY ... Equal to 15 ordinary type air valves.

No. D GORTON Vapor Equalizing Valve

INSTALL where a large amount of air must be vented. (NOT TO BE USED ON HAND FIRED SYSTEMS UNLESS RADIATOR SUPPLY VALVES ARE LEFT ON ALL THE TIME.) 1/8" connection.
VENTING CAPACITY ... Equal to 27 ordinary type air valves.

No. 1 GORTON Air Eliminator

INSTALL one or more No. 1 Air Eliminators at end of the short main or the main running to the warm side of the building. INSTALL two or three No. 1 Air Eliminators at end of the long main or main running to the cold side of the building. Or, depending upon the size of the building, use a No. 2 Air Eliminator. (See Installation Data.) 3/8" or " Vertical Connection)

No. 2 GORTON Air Eliminator

INSTALL one or more No. 2 Air Eliminators at the end of the long main or the main running to the cold side of the building, as required. (See Installation Data.) " Vertical Connection) OVERALL HEIGHT 6 3/8"

GORTON for Every Steam Heating System

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PROVEN DEPENDABLE IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Gorton Valves are designed to provide a faster venting, and more dependable method of Air Elimination on any Steam Heating System. The non-corrosive bi-metal actuator and brass valve stem assembly are the only two moving parts in the valve.

FAST VENTING

The Gorton design provides an extra large valve seat opening which permits a maximum volume of air to be rapidly vented from the system. This large air outlet design, makes Gorton Vapor Equalizing Valves and Air Eliminators the fastest venting valves made for steam heating systems.

QUICK ACTING

The thermostatic bi-metal actuator of the valve reacts instantly on exposure to steam and raises the valve stem into the seat to close the valve. This fast action prevents any loss or escape of steam.

SURE SEATING

A ground valve seat insures the valve seating perfectly and provides a positive shut-off.

POSITIVE DRAINING

The large capacity of the valve housing and open float design allows the condensate to drain freely from the valve and eliminates any possibility of failure, due to waterlogging.

FACTORY TESTED

To insure its dependable and proper operation when installed, each Gorton Valve is tested and checked with live steam before shipment from the factory.

 

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Last modified: October 09, 2006