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    Default Interesting pipe fitting

    I had not seen one of these fittings before.

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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    I had not seen one of these fittings before.
    I have seen one of those before, once or twice. That is old school when plumbing was more that gluing and crimping stuff together. Back when Craftmanship that no one saw but the plumber who had pride in his work meant something.

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    Pretty cool. Looks like age may have caught up to it.

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    Yep, pretty cool! You are right about getting to the end of it's life. There were lots of heavy rust blisters, copper/galvanized connections, and a few leaks too.


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    Time to replace that mess.


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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    Crossover fitting? That is all I ever heard those called. Few and far between, only see these a handful of times each year...

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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    For some reason the picture is not showing for me.

    But here is something I bet most of you has not run into. This is a glass float ball for a ballcock.




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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hasil View Post
    For some reason the picture is not showing for me.

    But here is something I bet most of you has not run into. This is a glass float ball for a ballcock.

    Only ones I remember are copper, thanks for sharing.


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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    I had not seen one of these fittings before.
    That is very rare, and very cool. I agree with Jim Lutrall's comment, old school craftsmanship.


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    Default Re: Interesting pipe fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Alton Darty View Post
    Crossover fitting? That is all I ever heard those called. Few and far between, only see these a handful of times each year...
    Since you answered with a question mark, I'll confirm.

    simply "crossover" or as "crossover fitting", is correct; as is, and more commonly WAS "cross-over" fitting, coupling, bend, etc. or "cross over" fitting, etc. Not to be confused with a cross (four-way) or a cross or cross-over connection.

    Here is how the web-based version of the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture & Construction hosted by "answers.com" defines it for you:

    crossover
    2. A pipe fitting shapped like the letter "U" with the ends turned outward; used where one pipe crosses another in the same plane; also called a crossover fitting.

    clickable link for reference: Architecture and Construction: cross grain to crotchet from Answers.com

    An expansion U bend or double offset expansion U bend or double-offset U-bend can accomplish similar in slightly differing manner.



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