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Old 11-05-2008, 02:56:10 PM
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Default Early Style Steam Elbows

Does anyone know of a source for early style steam elbows with the rounded shoulders like in this photo ? (As opposed to the squared Taiwan style at the Hardware stores). I can send a photo if you think you might have some lying around for sale. Or will buy them new if someone can help source them. I need three total 1-1/4" NPT. Thanks.
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HI my name is DAVE i am a plumber by trade and I also have looked for this style of fitting at most supply houses .nofittings just stoupid looks if you have a realy old supply house try them DAVE WACHTER
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I am looking for these all the time too, along with other old fittings. I dont think I have any that size. I can go look tomorrow. The "T" fittings are handy too. I need some old style 3/4 fittings right now. You often see 1/4 elbow and tees on the gasoline lines. I assume you need iron, that style is found in both brass and iron.
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I have new one's. They have British taper pipe threads. So you'll need to run a tap in them a little. On 1 1/4 I think the pitch is correct but they are 55 degree so it helps to clean then up. If you have a British engine even better.
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You said steam. these are Not high pressure but just regular water pressure stuff.
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ed, can you provide a link to some specs. matterial. cast steel? iron or brass? ratings? Pictures, prices, sizes and types. Elbow and tees?

I found it difficult to run a tap onto an elbow unless you grind down the tap and might even need to grind off the ends of two expensive taps to make clean tight threads. Tees are easier, naturally the two opposite ends are a piece of cake.
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Thank you Ed. I enjoyed a brief conversation on the phone with you. Funds are on the way.
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