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    Condensate neutralizer kits

    Ok, I did find several manufacturers who combine the condensate pump and neutralizer chamber. Also found an additional question. As far as the media, it appears that magnesium oxide and hydroxide offer better performance than calcium carbonate, but I'm still looking for some objective data, not...
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    Condensate neutralizer kits

    As far as I know, all neutralizer kits are just sealed containers full of chemical pellets. If there are other types, please let me know. Questions: 1. Do they flow well under just gravity or do they need the water pressure provided by a condensate pump? In other words, will they work with a...
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    Pipe bungs

    Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. Both of those types will do. Much obliged.
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    Pipe bungs

    I need to put a fitting on the side of a 3" copper pipe so I can connect a small pipe (1/2" or 3/4") to it. Is there such a thing as a mechanical bung for doing this? It can be any type of mechanical attachment, I just prefer not to have to solder it. There is no water pressure, it's all drain...
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    Honeywell gas valve

    For future readers' reference: Honeywell/Resideo tech line (see post #5 above) is very helpful and knowledgeable. I am impressed. Yes this is a water heater gas valve The last 4 digits are irrelevant. They are a manufacturing code having to do with intended customers, etc. Technically they are...
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    Honeywell gas valve

    Thanks John. That is immensely helpful. I appreciate it.
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    Honeywell gas valve

    Thanks John. Honeywell is a huge company. Any idea where to start? Who to call? Name of the division?
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    Honeywell gas valve

    I need to replace a Honeywell gas valve VR8204A2506. It is obsolete and I noticed there are a whole bunch of VR8204A valves with many, many different last 4 digits. In fact I pulled the manual for that valve and it doesn't even mention having the last 4 digits...
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    Thin wall couplings

    Thanks guys. Those Hulk couplings look very nice but the only place I found them online the price is $185. Ouch! I will call Fernco tomorrow, they are in my area.
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    Thin wall couplings

    Does Fernco (or anyone else) make a flex coupling for 4" thin wall (sewer & drain, ASTM D2729) PVC pipe? I can't find any in their listings but they are a bit awkward to navigate so I may have missed them. I don't care if they have metal jacket or not. Thanks.
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    KBI/King Brothers plumbing fittings

    I'm not familiar with this brand, but I see a fair number of them on the Ferguson website and others. Not particularly cheap. Google finds no such manufacturer. Is this a generic brand of crappy offshore made fittings?
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    CPVC for cold only???

    Not true. Read the manufacturers' specs. CPVC is approved for use up to 180F. Spoke to Charlotte. The recommendation against using threaded CPVC on hot water assumes the threaded CPVC fitting is screwed to a metal fitting (brass or Cu). Because of the different expansion rates, they believe...
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    CPVC for cold only???

    One other thing. Lubrizol, the manufacturer of the FlowGuard Gold CPVC raw material, acknowledges on their website that both Charlotte and Nibco are using their raw material.
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    CPVC for cold only???

    I'm not interested in using those fittings. I'm interested in the technical reasons behind it. And I'm interested in what Nibco knows that Charlotte doesn't.
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    CPVC for cold only???

    Ok, the plot thickens. Upon further research, I found the attached warning/note on the Charlotte website. So this opens up more questions. Why male threads only? Seems to me the male fittings go inside of female fittings, presumably metal or CPVC, which would prevent the fitting from expanding...
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