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No spud nuts on old radiators?

H3809
H3809 Member Posts: 19
I picked up some nice old radiators out of an 1890s house to replace some leaking ones I had (EDR matched) but it not connected by a spud nut? Was this the way they used to set up these systems?
My question is I'm assuming I need to buy new valves and can't reuse the old ones(shame). Unless you'd think something like these would work a 1" Nut & Tailpiece like this http://www.supplyhouse.com/Matco-Norca-NT-100-1-Nut-Tailpiece

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Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,429
    Those are right-and-left-hand-thread nipples. You caught the nipple into both the valve and the rad, and tightened it with a pipe wrench. That thread configuration made it possible to tighten both joints while turning in the same direction.
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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    If you get Right and left hand threaded nipples, you can use those valves. As a matter of fact, if you can un-thread that nipple out of the valve, you may be able to reuse it as well.
    H3809
  • H3809
    H3809 Member Posts: 19
    Excellent! painfully and shamefully obvious... I'm glad this is going to work out using the old hardware. Thank you very much.
    jonny88
  • jonny88
    jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
    Amazing what these guys can tell from a pic eh,very fortunate to have access to some of the best.
    Tinman
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,034
    Cool looking rad!!
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    Tinman