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Adapter for radiator valve when tail piece (stub) is too short

EdwinD
EdwinD Member Posts: 157
edited August 2019 in Strictly Steam
Just an FYI,

I installed a new 3/4" radiator valve, but the tail piece is too short. The distance between the tail piece and radiator is an additional 1/4" longer than what appears in the picture. The reason being, a portion of the old stub is still in the radiator, which I had to cut, saw and chip out.


I found a solution using a 3/4" Female x 3/4" Male Nipple Bush Adapter . I tried joining a close nipple with 3/4" coupler -- yet it was too long.

Here's the final result.









Weil-McLain EG-55 2 pipe Vapor System
OP Pressure 0.0 - 0.1 oz.
8-Way Boiler Treatment
Barnes & Jones Big Mouth Vents
ethicalpaul

Comments

  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 717
    Does that say 304 stainless? Will that cause an issue with dissimilar metals because of the cast iron rad?
    EdwinD
  • EdwinD
    EdwinD Member Posts: 157
    edited September 2019
    @JakeCK Correct - it says 304 stainless. Thanks - good pickup. Now that you mention it, I'm more concerned with the brass and stainless steel 304 interaction. I found a similar brass fitting to arrive tomorrow. Thanks.
    Weil-McLain EG-55 2 pipe Vapor System
    OP Pressure 0.0 - 0.1 oz.
    8-Way Boiler Treatment
    Barnes & Jones Big Mouth Vents
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 713
    If it's hot water heating it won't matter. There shouldn't be enough oxygen in the water to support the galvanic reaction
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
    EdwinD
  • EdwinD
    EdwinD Member Posts: 157
    @Canucker Thanks. Its a steam boiler - two pipe system.
    Weil-McLain EG-55 2 pipe Vapor System
    OP Pressure 0.0 - 0.1 oz.
    8-Way Boiler Treatment
    Barnes & Jones Big Mouth Vents
  • EdwinD
    EdwinD Member Posts: 157
    edited September 2019
    I switched out the stainless adapter for a brass one (Brass Pipe Adapter 3/4" FNPT x 3/4" MNPT) from Amazon. It is about 1-1/2" in length. Just what I needed.


    Weil-McLain EG-55 2 pipe Vapor System
    OP Pressure 0.0 - 0.1 oz.
    8-Way Boiler Treatment
    Barnes & Jones Big Mouth Vents
    Grallert
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    Looks great
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
    EdwinD