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Difference between traps

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a difference between a Hoffman H-series f&t and a bucket style f&t.

I tend to see the H series on coils and the buckets on the supply drips.

Can the bucket style f&t be used at the end of a steam coil on an air handler?

Do they hold up better than the H-series?

Also, I noticed Hoffman traps seem to fail quicker than a Mepco, has anyone had this same experience?




    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,335
    F & Ts handle air removal better than buckets. I used to prefer Watson McDaniel myself. I usually stayed away from buckets unless it was high pressure steam. F & Ts are recommended for air handlers