WTB working brass sediment bulb

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WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by hull 433 » Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:56 pm

If anyone has an original brass sediment bulb in working order, and seats with the gas line facing forward, please let me know.
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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by Allan » Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:10 pm

Stan, you might be asking the impossible to some extent. The sediment bulbs are on a taper thread. Where they end up oriented is anyone's guess. It depends on the thread wear in both the sediment bulb and the fitting in your tank. You will most likely have to make an adjustment in whatever is offered.
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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Feb 29, 2024 3:03 am

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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by Karl Von Neumann » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:48 am

I agree with Allen. It's a tapered pipe thread on the end they. Wear your kinda stuck with what you got as far as position. The bowl itself usually doesn't go bad it's the valve that's bad which is fixable I posted a group of sediment bowl parts ill see if any are brass
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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by hull 433 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:49 pm

Allan, I agree with you too. It works fine, it just seats out of alignment. I might just keep it as is - it's not too far out of alignment and everything else is in working order. At 108 years, probably adds a bit of character.


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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by Layden Butler » Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:11 pm

Just use pipe thread sealant (NOT teflon tape) and screw it in until it is aligned to where you want it but will not go another full turn around!
Always worked for me for the past half century.
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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by keen25 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:28 pm

Does this look like the one?
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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by RajoRacer » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:41 pm

Snyder's new repros are quite nice - we're lucky we can even get a new one !


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Re: WTB working brass sediment bulb

Post by Allan » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:18 am

That's the one Eric, but yours has a spurious drain cock. With the hex screwing up in close contact with the bulb like that, the thread may have been re-tapped to a parallel thread for that petcock.

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