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Old 10-28-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hissing Sound - Automatic Steam Vent


I was told to post the following question here, and not plumbingzone.com

I have an automatic steam vent (refer to attached) that attaches itself on the side of my bathroom heating pipe. It's been hissing for over 24-hours and has become extremely annoying. The building super is out of town until late next week so he can't help me. I lightly tapped the vent with a hammer, thinking that it may be partially clogged, but that didn't work.

As a temporary fix, can I wrapped the vent with aluminum foil so that it limits the annoying hissing sound?
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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there is a little float in there it's suppose to hiss might be a piece of dirt in the vent causing a higher shrill...have him check it

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there is a little float in there it's suppose to hiss might be a piece of dirt in the vent causing a higher shrill...have him check it
He won't be back until late next week. I'll try to keep tapping it, hoping to dislodge whatever caught in the vent.
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that looks like it is up on a riser pipe to the next floor put a wet dish towel or face cloth rag anything over it it will dampin the noise...but still bleed...
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