All,

I just moved into a home (built in the 1940's) with steam heat radiators. The radiators themselves haven't been maintained for a while so I've spent some time tuning them up (I flushed the system, put graphite packing where needed and replace all steam blowoff valves). Everything seems good to go except for one of the radiators. No matter what I do, I have steam coming out of the hole that the blowoff valve actually screws into. I've cleaned the threads of the hole, wrapped the valve itself with lots of teflon tape several times, and it's still leaking. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

Allan