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Eccentric Bushings

Dave in QCA
Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
Does anyone know of a source for eccentric bushings?  I am looking for the standard fitting that was used in the outlet of a radiator on a 2-pipe system.  Black iron, 1 1/2" x 1/2".  

If you use a standard bushing on a system that has the steam inlets on the bottom of the radiator, (as mine does) the condensate will not drain through the trap properly.

Thanks,
Dave in Quad Cities, America
Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
http://grandviewdavenport.com

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  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,182
    F.W.Webbs has them near me

    The industrial/ professional wholesalers of your area should have them in stock or readily available.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/charles-garrity-plumbing-and-heating
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
    No One Around Here...

    I have checked with major boiler contractor supply houses, and all of the major plumbing wholesaler's in the area.  They know what I am talking about, but they say that the part is not made anymore.   I

    I may have to order the parts.. I need several of them, from the east coast.



    Dave
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,429
    We should be able

    to get them here. What exactly do you need, and how many? 
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • QCA...I'll check in Chicago....Boilerpro

    .
    The Steam Whisperer (Formerly Boilerpro)

    Chicago's Steam Heating Expert





    Noisy Radiators are a Cry for Help
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,182
    You could also try a sprinkler supply house

    They are also used by sprinkler fitters. If you are caught I am sure one of us can find you some.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/charles-garrity-plumbing-and-heating
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
    Eccentric Bushings

    I actually am in current need of 5.  However, with some future planning and expansion, I can count 10.  Given the difficulty of finding these things, maybe I should just round up to 12.  I know that they will not give these things away, but hope that they are made of gold.  If so, I will lower my number to what I actually need.

    Size needed is 1 1/2" x 1/2"  



    Thanks!  Dave
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
    Eccentric Couplings only...

    Joe, thanks for the suggestion.  Unfortunately, they only have eccentric couplings.  That would be one way to skin the cat, but would take up additional space.  I am looking for eccentric reducing bushings.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • Eccentric Reducer

    Dave-

    You might try Anvil Pipe. They are a HUGE pipe fitting wholesaler and one of their distribution points is in Chicago. Their eccentric (bell) reducer isn't that long (1 3/4inches) so might be of use to you.

    Fig.368 Eccentric Reducer 1 ½ x ½   Page 49

    http://www.anvilintl.com/SharedContent/Pdf/Literature_Catalog/Pipe_Fittings.pdf

    I suspect it maybe the same one that Joe mentioned above as Grinnell (from State Supply) and Anvil are connected.

    Anvil Pipe

    750 Central Avenue

    University Park IL 60484

    Ph. 708-855-3000

          800-301-2701

    Fax: 708 - 534-5441

    - Rod
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
    Can't find them in the midwest....

    Dear Steamhead or Charlie from wmass,

    I would be greatly indebted if one of you could ship some eccentric bushings to me. 

    I need:

    2 ea. 1 1/2" x 1/2"     Eccentric reducing bushing.

    2 ea.  2" x 1/2"           Eccentric reducing bushing.

    I would be happy to pre-pay.  

    Depending on how they have these priced, I might double my order.  I have a few other potential radiator installations in the near future.

    Thanks!

    Dave
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
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