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Alan (California Radiant) Forbes

Alan (California Radiant) Forbes

Joined on August 14, 2009

Last Post on July 6, 2014

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You can

@ August 30, 2009 5:03 PM in black pipe to copper - brass fittings?

attach copper directly to the black iron since you have a closed system and the water is free of oxygen.

Those fittings that you have are called copper x male adaptors,  Typically, you see these as wrot, i.e. copper fittings.  I believe they also make them cast  (brass), but they may be hard to find and/or a special order by the box.

If it's

@ August 26, 2009 7:28 PM in Dielectric coupling for higher temp

a closed system, you don't need dielectric protection.  Without oxygen in the water, there's no place for electrons to go. 


@ August 25, 2009 1:09 PM in Chuck Shaw Fired?

where to now, Chuck.

I still remember that dinner with you in Berkeley a few years back.  Stop in again sometime, buddy.

Angle valves

@ August 18, 2009 1:44 PM in Raditor Threads not matching

Angle valves come with 3 parts: valve, nut and spud.  The threads on the valve (where you screw on the nut) are not standardized and differ with manufacturers.  You will need to remove the spud and nut from the radiator and use the one that is correctly mated with a valve.  I'd go buy a new valve.

Lot's of stuff

@ August 14, 2009 1:57 AM in I didn't think

You Tube; highly technical:

I didn't think

@ August 14, 2009 1:53 AM in I didn't think

they needed heating in Australia:
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