Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 3 piece Valve help
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
mrbowenz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrbowenz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 798
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default 3 piece Valve help

I recently bought 8 stainless steel ball valves( great price ) but the are not threaded, these are 3/4" ... they look to be sweat type as in copper, but being stainless, I would guess they need to be welded ? is there any thing I can do with these? or should I just sell them ?

Help


mrbowenz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,703
Liked 1266 Times on 835 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

Unless you've got a TIG machine or a generous friend who does, they're not going to work for you. I doubt it will take solder.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
July 4th Sale, $20 off plate chillers through July 4th.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,427
Liked 197 Times on 163 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

You might be able to silver solder (special brazing rod) them together. You'll need more than a propane torch though. Gotta add some O2 to get the flame hot enough to do this. I've successfully silver soldered several SS threaded nipples onto SS boil pots and in the next couple days I'm going to braze a 90 degree elbow compression fitting onto one to rig up a sight tube.
pjj2ba is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
5 Is Not Enough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 466
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

What about just tapping them out to NPT (pipe thread)
5 Is Not Enough is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
Joker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Joker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orygun
Posts: 1,962
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbowenz
I recently bought 8 stainless steel ball valves( great price ) but the are not threaded, these are 3/4" ... they look to be sweat type as in copper, but being stainless, I would guess they need to be welded ? is there any thing I can do with these? or should I just sell them ?

Help

There has to be someone local that would be willing to weld these for you. You could even check on trade schools or colleges with a welding program.
Joker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
mr x
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mainly Halifax
Posts: 1,589
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

The problem here is that you will probably need to buy nipples as well, and may need to get them made for you. Most off the shelf nipples aren't the right gauge to fit welded type fittings properly. At any rate, you might be better off to sell them.
__________________
This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.
mr x is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 05:12 PM   #8
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,703
Liked 1266 Times on 835 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

The problem with trying to tap them is that the ID is already large enough to slip a pipe in. IOW, it's starting with too large a diameter already.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
July 4th Sale, $20 off plate chillers through July 4th.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #9
mrbowenz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrbowenz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 798
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have a welder ( mig ) , but pipe is the issue, I have only schedule 40 threaded in 1/2 and 3/4", there nice 316 SS, by Apollo, I got 8 for 80 bucks , maybe an adapter from 3/4" welded to 1/2" female like a bushing .....hummm, I should have been more careful with the description when I bought them ( ebay , no returns ) , any other ideas ?
mrbowenz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #10
5 Is Not Enough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 466
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
The problem with trying to tap them is that the ID is already large enough to slip a pipe in. IOW, it's starting with too large a diameter already.
It would probably tap out to 1", though... Depends on the thickness.


5 Is Not Enough is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Sanke valve as port for drain valve on MLT GC89 Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 10 07-17-2009 02:49 PM
Removing oil from two piece ball valve Outbred Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 07-09-2009 12:26 PM
3 piece airlock dsmith1279 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-06-2009 07:44 PM
A piece of art. Orfy Cooking & Pairing 4 12-14-2008 05:14 PM
bleeder valve or spunding valve killian Equipment/Sanitation 0 08-14-2008 09:24 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS