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Old 06-06-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Socket Weld help

I bought about a dozen 3 piece SS valves a while back on ebay, not paying attention, I realized they were socket/butt weld ends instead of threaded. These are 3/4" , does someone make a 3/4" socket weld x 1/2" threaded reducer,as most of my flow piping in 1/2" . I have searched without finding a whole lot of options but I have to believe they exsist.

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Old 06-06-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.mfgaa.com/triclamps.html

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hey! In that link if you scroll down a little there's a little armed robot marking a gold tag. That's my company's marker! Thats soo cool to see it randomly on a website. Go TMP6100!! You're famous now

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You might have a hard time finding a 3/4" socket weld to 1/2" npt adapeter, but you could get a 3/4" socket weld to 3/4" npt adapter and then use a reducing nipple to get you to 1/2".

Here's a 3/4" socket weld x 3/4" npt from McMaster Carr:
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Here's a 3/4" npt to 1/2" npt reducer:
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Those prices from McMaster might not be the cheapest around, but it gives you an idea of what you might need.

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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St. Pats of Texas has bad customer service, but is selling out their fittings.

http://www.stpats.com/index.htm
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MPT x butt weld. 316 S/S', available in many sizes...

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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Sounds good... give them a call and ask for a shipping quote. Haha.

I'm thinking it's obvious but just making sure... you know that you'll have to have any adapters welded in right?

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Here is a possible solution, weld 1/2" half couplings to valve flanges. Here ia source for the pipe fittings http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/Fittings/item6492.htm

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I'd want to call around to see what that would cost because you might be better off selling the valves and buying threaded ones after the welding fees.

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Just get a 3/4 X 1/2 SS bushing and weld the sumbich in there.

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