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Old 01-05-2010, 01:25 PM  
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Default Main Venting 2 Pipe Steam

I have a 2 pipe steam system that is fairly poorly main vented. There are 4 pipe ends each with one vent thing. My Plumer/heater man says that I could help save some energy costs by adding multiple vents to each pipe, I don't doubt this because it takes over 40 minutes for heat to get to my radiators due to the air in the system.

My question is, is this something that I could do myself without much danger? I was quoted $100 per vent, and $100 for labor one time fee. The vents he told me he would be using are Gorton vents, which I Believe he said he would be using the larger models (No 2, 1/2" i believe). I found those for around $50 each online, and wondered if it was hard to plumb 2-4 on each pipe like he would do to achieve a max venting of my system.

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Originally Posted by fox_91 View Post
I was quoted $100 per vent, and $100 for labor one time fee.
Get multiple bids on the same job until the bids cluster together.

relative price

The true price of doing your job today in your area is probably c.
a and e are definitely outliers so I'd have to wonder what spec's they were bidding on.
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