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3 1/2 black pipe fittings

caustin Member Posts: 3
I am replacing a huge boiler on Monday because its cracked and found out today that the 2 supply pipes are 3 1/2 black pipe not 3 inch like I thought. Now I can not find any fittings to reduce it down to 2 inch to run back to the boiler any suggestions.And yes they are 3 1/2 pipes.


  • Chrisplumbs
    Chrisplumbs Member Posts: 10

    im not sure where ur from but did u try met pipe? or watertown plumbing supply?

    metro pipe 617 492 6400 watertown plumbing supply 617 924 2840
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Break out the welder....

    A 4" by 2" Weld Bend reducer with a 2" threaded by blank cut nipple ought to do the trick.

    That or check with Starbuck. He might have a 3-1/2" X something laying around.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • MikeyB
    MikeyB Member Posts: 696
    edited March 2010

    That might be a tough find, especially on a weekend. I looked on a couple of web sites for 3 1/2" fittings, no luck. Any Old Timers in your neighborhood w/some old ftgs laying around their shop? Might be worth asking.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    edited March 2010
    Once in a while

    we get these at Pratt Thompson, in Baltimore. SAratoga-7-6826 is their number, and we're always finding stuff there that dates back to the phone-exchange-name days. Oh yeah, the area code is 410.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • caustin
    caustin Member Posts: 3
    car ride

    i think i will jump in my model t and head on over to pick it up thanks for the info
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