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Post by Ibonaol on Sun May 12 2013, 19:50

I have been running engines alone but I have recently purchased a Stewart turner pump which needs a bit of restoration but turns freely so hopefully be able to run it soon. I have removed the pipe work from it as it is corroded. Can I use modern plumbing fittings to replace these. Will I be able to get correct sizes and threads to fit the casting inlet and outlet

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Post by matt86 on Sun May 12 2013, 20:32

Ibonaol wrote:I have been running engines alone but I have recently purchased a Stewart turner pump which needs a bit of restoration but turns freely so hopefully be able to run it soon. I have removed the pipe work from it as it is corroded. Can I use modern plumbing fittings to replace these. Will I be able to get correct sizes and threads to fit the casting inlet and outlet

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Yes you will 3/4 bsp screws directly into the head

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Post by Ibonaol on Sun May 12 2013, 20:34

Thanks Matt

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Post by nutgone on Sun May 12 2013, 23:09

Once you know correct sizes get all your fittings off eBay, it's much cheaper than the DIY shops.

I've got a table somewhere which tells you how to measure the BSP threads. BSP 1 inch is not 1 inch diameter, it's about 1.25 inches, so it can get really awkward. If I find the link to the table I will post it up for you.

Matt's given you the size you need though, so that's a good start. :thumbup:

You can get all the reducers & bits & bobs on eBay though, just sort yourself out a list & go shopping on there. If you go to B&Q or Wickes, or anywhere like that it'll cost a small fortune.

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Post by Ibonaol on Mon May 13 2013, 05:36

Ok thanks I can get fittings through trade but wasn't sure of sizes so thanks for advice will check prices through eBay first though anything saved is a bonus.

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Post by matt86 on Mon May 13 2013, 07:27

or type in Google BES a mail order plumbing suppliers, there a spot on company delivery is quick but unless you got a few items the postage is around £7 for a small parcel so a few items it's worth it.

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Post by stationary stu on Mon May 13 2013, 12:01

It's up to you but it sometimes looks better if you use cast iron fittings on the pump rather then copper, it makes no difference to it's running it's just an age thing.

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Post by Ibonaol on Mon May 13 2013, 12:22

Good point Stu I would like things as authentic as possible so will source some cast iron fittings. I have a mate who is a pipe fitter I'm sure he would cut and thread any pipe work needed if I cross his palm with some silver.

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Post by stationary stu on Mon May 13 2013, 12:54

That sounds good if you can use just cast iron spot on, it's only the weight that will be a problem so maybe keep the pipe work as short as possible.

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Post by nutgone on Mon May 13 2013, 14:37

Does look nice in cast iron. Your mate should be able to sort you out, but you can get the fittings for all that on eBay as well.

Also, you can easily paint the iron (well, they'll be steel these days) fittings to match the engine. I think I agree with Stu here, they do look more in keeping, but copper & brass can be polished up if you like your bling. Cool

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Post by Villiers on Tue Jul 23 2013, 17:19

They are not cast iron, they are Malleable iron fittings, unless you are going for 4inch soil pipe.

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Post by matt86 on Tue Jul 23 2013, 18:38

Villiers wrote:They are not cast iron, they are Malleable iron fittings, unless you are going for 4inch soil pipe.

well yes there are iron fittings but thats another name wherever its a nickname even though its not strictly true Embarassed 

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