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Water Columns

e123b123 Member Posts: 12
edited February 2023 in THE MAIN WALL
Hi guys I'm trying to manufacture water columns and wanted to know which design would be best. Please see the attached photo


  • e123b123
    e123b123 Member Posts: 12

  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,167
    That would depend on why you need to know where the water level is, "what" it is attached to and how you are going to connect it to the "what" it is attached to

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
    Either one will work. It's just a hunk of cast iron. The most important thing if using it on a boiler or any fuel or electrically vessel is to make sure it is mounted at the right height to maintain the water at a safe level.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,649
    And the proposed use of these is to be what? Some applications require try cocks, some do not; some require sight glass tubes, some require sight windows...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,476
    A Pyrex glass tube works if you are just looking for a visual.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 930
    edited February 2023
    Could you explain, why you want to manufacture water columns. What is the end result. Will this be mounted on a piece of equipment and if so what is it's function? If you are looking for a "quick fix", all you need is a piece of pipe, fitted with an upper and lower T to mount the 2 sight glass valves. You can cut the sight tube to the length you need. Last item, what is the pressure that column will operate at?