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SUNTEC PUMP BYPASS PLUG

Jon_blaney
Jon_blaney Member Posts: 182
I need a bypass plug to convert to a two pipe system on my oil burner but do not have the necessary plug. My local distributor does not stock these. Is there something I can get off the shelf from a hardware store? I have not been able to find data on the length. I know it is a 1/4" plug. Any help?

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,425
    Two pipe is generally not a good idea for many reasons
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  • Jellis
    Jellis Member Posts: 227
    i see them available online but i have never heard of anybody stocking them.


    Would have to disagree with the general statement that a two pipe system is "not a good idea"
    They have drawbacks but are sometimes necessary.
    A tigerloop is a good alternative but expensive.

    the threads are 1/16 no idea on length
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,354
    Why 2 pipe?
    Where's the oil tank and the equipment?
    How is the oil line run now? On the ground, overhead?
    How many appliances are being served by the oil line?
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,154
    If it is a newer pump which I am sure it is it is 1/16" pipe thread. You will only find them at an oil burner wholesale house unless you know an oil tech that will give you one. Maybe on line. They are always shipped with the oil pump.

    I like 2 pipe but am in a very small minority

    old style pumps were 1/8"

  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,453
    I don't like 2 pipe either, but the easiest way to get one is ask any oil burner tech you see in a service truck, I have dozens of them.
    Ask one at a convenience store in the morning-buy him a coffee and a snack.
    steve
  • Jon_blaney
    Jon_blaney Member Posts: 182
    Was just trying to keep the question simple. I am installing a Tigerloop. Was at the supply house to get some fittings and asked two guy from a heating company. Bingo, they got one out of the truck and gave it to me. Thank you all.
  • Zipper13
    Zipper13 Member Posts: 218

    Two pipe is generally not a good idea for many reasons

    Like what? I thought they were better since the steam didn't have to interact with condensate and since rads could be balanced with partial valve opening.
    New owner of a 1920s home with steam heat north of Boston.
    Just trying to learn what I can do myself and what I just shouldn't touch
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,453
    Zipper13 said:

    Two pipe is generally not a good idea for many reasons

    Like what? I thought they were better since the steam didn't have to interact with condensate and since rads could be balanced with partial valve opening.
    Right church, wrong pew.
    'Two pipe' for this conversation refers to an oil supply system with 2 pipes, supply and return, not steam...
    steve
    HVACNUT