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Wet tap help ( freak )

hvacfreak
hvacfreak Member Posts: 439
http://www.anvilintl.com/ps_gruvlok/index.php?CAT=Branch&M=Standard&FIG=7045&NM=Clamp-T%20FPT%20Branch&PGS=28&PG=3&CP=1

http://www.smith-blair.com/html/service_saddles.html

And every other industrial company makes them....yet every supplier in the Washington DC Metro Area has no " Fing "idea about what I'm talking about. I'll buy these direct online or from a supplier from a far away state. Man I need to find a good supply house . - Mike

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  • hvacfreak
    hvacfreak Member Posts: 439
    mechanical tee for existing pipe

    I need to tie -in to existing piping ( condenser water ) without welding or draining. I am having trouble finding a tee that I can use for this and would appreciate any info. I have done this before , but the supplier that I used to get them from " forgot " where to get them. Thanks - Mike

    main ( existing ) is 3 inch sch 40 steel , branch is 1 1/2 female NPT...I have room to reduce so the branch is not critical.
  • Hvacman
    Hvacman Member Posts: 159
    Wet Tap

    I get mine here:

    SUMNER & DUNBAR, INC

    2 WHITMAN ROAD
    CANTON, MA 02021
    Phone (781) 828-1350


    They have locations everywhere...
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    Freeze Tap

    3" might be in the realm of a freeze tap. Frozen plug on either side to block, wet tap between. Still shuts down the line of course. Just another way.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • hvacfreak
    hvacfreak Member Posts: 439
    Ice packs

    Yeah Brad , I've used the freeze kits before , they work good.

    I'm just ticked at the lack of support I'm getting from people I buy products from every day. It's just too damn easy to say " nope , don't have it ". I'm in a van , not in front of a computer during the day...I feel I have to do thier job for them. I spend two hours after I get home getting brands and model #'s . Now tomorrow I'll spend time to find who deals in say...Gruvlok. Ok , check the series 7045...how long is the wait time , etc. I am now the parts guy.

    Well , I guess " Jack " was right...." There aint no " Freak " in " French Fries " . LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hm0aXynhK0
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    I Feel where you are comming from....

    My buddy John owns a couple distribution outlets and a couple weeks ago he was showing me a tool he Made to do hot taps....

    Go figure :)
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,512


    Check out .

    " B & S Products" and "Harrys Hot Taps" in California.
    www.bs-products.com


    ED
  • hvacfreak
    hvacfreak Member Posts: 439
    thanks

    You know , out of all the suppliers I talked to today , not one had the ability to type " service saddles " in a web search box and see which company he had access to buy from. .....Pathetic.

    Self check-out at Home Depot...I can dig it. Give me an internet connection and a card swipe at ( edit...was getting too specific ) and half of those morons can stay home too.
  • Tombig_2
    Tombig_2 Member Posts: 231
    Thinking outside the (Jack in the) Box

    Great youtube clip. That one's a keeper.
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