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Best Pipe fittings?

Shuttle Member Posts: 24
Hello Fellas:

I want to install a pair Gorton #2's (two at the end of the main Pipe) in a One-Pipe System

I want to do an antler set-Up, (I want it to look really nice) Can I use Brass Pipe?

I know it is a bit expensive, But the end of the main is in a really nice Laundry Room

If no brass, is Galvanized better than Black Pipe? (in regards to steam??)

I really am mesmerized by G.W GILL guys...(Black Pipe with Blue Pipe thread sealer)

But I rather the brass (I do have some leftover elbows)

IS brass recommended or NOT?

Is Galvanized better than Black??


  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,473
    No galvanized

    Brass would be fine but don't use galvanized pipe because it sometimes flakes and can get into the vent and might keep it from closing.

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  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,314
    Black is what I would use

    I have been in a bind and only had brass fittings on hand for a quick repair but I felt guilty using that brass on a steam pipe. Just do not use galvanized. Paint it if the black is an issue. Of course if the brass is bought and paid for it will do no harm, just over kill is all.
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  • Polycarp
    Polycarp Member Posts: 135

    They make some nice brass engine paint.  Just point the black pipe.  IIRC, the Gorton is painted anyway.
  • Shuttle
    Shuttle Member Posts: 24
    Black pipe it is

    Thanks for the info gents, Black pipe it is!!!

    Whats the best size nipples in between the Gortons? 2 inch? 1 inch?
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