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Old 11-25-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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trying to identify a cap?


Hello I have a question about a fitting and was hoping someone could identify it for me, since trying to look it up has not brought any results.

All I wish to know is what type of caps are those on the top of the bucket because I am hoping to purchase ones of that same type.



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Old 11-26-2009, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hmmm not sure about the answer maybe send an e-mail to http://www.homeplumbingandheating.co.uk good luck!

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:26 AM   #3
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Ayuh,... Just a Guess,...
The white fittings look like 3/8" or 1/2" compression fittings for tubing...
The red 1 appears to be 1" pipe thread...
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:35 AM   #4
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A receiving tank for condensate and outlets to run plastic hoses to sink or drain. Whatever.

Can't wait to hear from someone who actually knows.

Or a tank to hold chemicals to be pumped into a system like Boiler treatment or swimming pool chlorine.

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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I agree that they look like plasic compression type fittings for adding plastic tubing.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replys everyone, I'm going to try to e-mail home plumbing and heating. Also if any of you are wondering what this is it is for a DIY canister filter for an aquarium, just I'm planning on making mine a bit bigger with a 5 gallon bucket and am pulling ideas from others projects. Going to try to rig it so the heater and Co2 reactor both can fit inside the 5 gallon bucket as well as the filtration so I got to make sure its leak proof.

Heres a farther zoomed out photo of the completed canister filter that I'm trying to mimic


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Old 11-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #7
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Although I haven't seen them in white they are compression fitting http://www.siemon.com/uk/e-catalog/E...ssion-fittings You can get them at most electrical supply stores.
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I suspect you can get them at a RV supply store.
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they could be one of those plastic fittings like a sharkbite. i think watts makes them and another company i can't think of atm.
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They are not a "shark-bite" type fitting. There is a plastic or rubber sleeve just below the compression nut--or should be. My experience with these is that they are used with "Tygon" type (a semi-hard, opaque colored) plastic tubing. These work the same way copper tubing compression fittings do. We used them for chemical feed lines. tubing sized on one---male pipe threads on the other. IF I were searching for these, I would check the "McMaster-Carr" website. If not there, try a local chemical supply place, or maybe a pool business. David

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