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Marsh traps

BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
Anybody replace elements in Marsh 1N traps?

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,437
    Tunstall

    should have replacement parts for these.



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  • BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
    parts

    I have elements for them, but it  seems that there should be parts in the body to replace. Is there? TIA, Bryan.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,437
    There should be

    maybe someone took them out? Not the first time that's happened.......
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  • BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
    parts

    what should find inside them? Haven't had one apart yet. Bryan
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,437
    Bellows and seat

    depending on who made your rebuild parts, the seat may or may not stay in place.
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  • BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
    edited August 2009
    parts

    float and seats. not included in my parts. Number 12 on trap body.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,437
    Are these traps

    the usual radiator traps, or float-and-thermostatic traps?



    Who made the repair kits you bought?
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  • BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
    information

    Frank, first of all thanks for the help. These are f and t traps. My supplier ordered elements, Barnes and Jones # 4388. These are the incorrect elements, #1927 is correct. I was able to talk to Tom at Aquatrol-Marsh and he helped me out. Turns out these particular traps are older than anyone knows about. They have a tapping for a bottom outlet, not two side outlets as all the newer ones have. The float mechanism is removed through the top of the trap, but there is a nut that you access through this bottom tap that releases it. I have seven of these traps and two of them are piped using this bottom tap. My problem is this: try to remove the 80 year old piping to access the nut or replace the entire trap which would mean repiping to a trap with a side outlet, again dealing with the old piping. Any ideas? Bryan
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,437
    If there is a union

    in the outlet piping, you should be good to go. If not, this might be a good time to install one. This way you could rebuild the trap without major piping changes. But I'll bet that piping is in better shape than you think.
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  • BryanBryan Member Posts: 262
    unions

    Yes, there are unions near the traps. Four of the traps are end of main traps, is that going to make a difference in the quality of the pipe?
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