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This is a fitting

Teemok Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 358
edited October 14 in Domestic Hot Water

Is it a rogue, counter culture, problem, uncouth fitting. Nope, it's just a fitting.
It's made for one thing and some may recognize it. It fits into a water heater heating element hole and converts it to FIP. Not an easy find. Is it a discouraged fitting? Maybe it is. It allows for connections that some desk sitters don't want made. If you didn't know, now you know. What you can do with it is up to you. You can figure out the sizes. I've not had one fail or leak. The first run in is tight. Anti seize or just T paste. SS is what I have but brass would work.
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  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,769
    I've been using those to adapt BSP to NPT for 15 years now. Typically on a radiant manifold. But now you've given me a good idea to use some leftover manifold valve/union/thermometer tailpieces on my next water heater buffer tank application.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 20,826
    Is it plated? Maybe for a radiator valve adapter.
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