Balance pipes

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Balance pipes

Postby simon.holyfield » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:20 am

I'm about to tidy up this balance pipe for my SQ4 tank:
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Any idea which of the two union nuts is the original?
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Re: Balance pipes

Postby Pete.Silson » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:36 pm

The left hand one appears to be the same as my '46 (including the rust).
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Re: Balance pipes

Postby Gui.dorey » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:14 pm

On mine they also look like the left one.

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Re: Balance pipes

Postby johnwalsh » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:19 pm

The one on the right looks like a modern plumbing compression fitting.
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Re: Balance pipes

Postby dave.owen » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm

On my 39 VG, like the one on the left.
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Re: Balance pipes

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:10 pm

johnwalsh wrote:The one on the right looks like a modern plumbing compression fitting.


And so it is.

Does anyone have a spare original one they don't need?
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