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Baseboard heating element fitting

KME
KME Member Posts: 3
Can anyone identify this fitting?  It's cast bronze, reduces from 3/4" copper to 1/2".  The long taper and the pins on the side make me wonder if it's something other than a cast tapered reducer.

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  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    Doubtful...

    The pins are probably just a part of the casting process that didn't get cleaned off in the sand tumbler. If it were something like a balance valve, there'd be a packing gland and a machined shaft where the pins are located.



    ME
    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.
  • STEVE PAUL_3
    STEVE PAUL_3 Member Posts: 126
    "WAD DE HELL IS DAT?"

    My vote is that it is a combination expansion-reducing joint. I bet the pin is a part of a length limiting system.
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