|Stephen Follows||25/06/2018 11:43:41|
63 forum posts
I am building a stationary mill engine with a 1/4" copper steam feed.
I want to fit a displacement lubricator with a single pipe fitting. the only ones I can find have 1/4 x 40 fitting for 1/8" pipe. The way round this, I suppose, is to fit a reducing tee in the 1/4" pipe but I can't find one of those either.
I'm sure others out there have fitted lubricators on 1/4" pipe. Did you find a suitable lubricator or did you get round the problem somehow?
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|Paul Lousick||26/06/2018 14:32:20|
|1405 forum posts|
I did a quick search for a solution to your problem and drew a blank. As you have said 1/4"x40 fittings on the small lubricators have a 1/8" tube connection and could not find a 1/4"x1/8"x1/4" tee either.
Instead of a reducing tee from 1/4" to 1/8" tube, just fit the small tube into the bigger one and solder together. Then use a standard 1/4" tee.
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Buy a tee for 1/4" pipe and then make a custom nipple the outside size of one for your 1/4" tee and rather than drilling to take 1/4" pipe just drill it for 1/8" pipe. or just sleeve down the 1/4" nipple. Simples
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