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Need left-handed thread bushing for old radiator

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Paul_31
Paul_31 Member Posts: 10
I am rehabilitating an old wall-hung radiator, and need a 1 1/2 x 1/2 reducing bushing that is reverse threaded! I just got off the phone with the old-time plumbing supply a few towns over, and he actually has a 2" x 1/2" one, but not the size I need. Does anybody know of where I could get such a beast?

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  • nicholas bonham-carter
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    Maybe this radiator has a larger bushing, which could be removed, and the 2x1/2 would fit.—NBC
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    You might have to use a 1-1/2" nipple with left hand threads on one end, and an eccentric coupling or reducing 90 on the other end.
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  • Paul_31
    Paul_31 Member Posts: 10
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    I came across some old postings on this site that referred to Shafter Brothers in Montreal, and they had what I was looking for (albeit pretty expensive!). If I am going to get the rad powder coated, should I put the two bushings in first? If so, what do you recommend for thread-sealing?
  • Andy_d
    Andy_d Member Posts: 10
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    Shatter Brothers in Montreal
  • vibert_c
    vibert_c Member Posts: 69
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    Try spelling it SHAFTER brothers