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    Default Copper coil in basement

    Water hammer device?

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    What's that video doing on my post, and how do I get rid of it?
    Ok, now it's something else. Has it come to this?

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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Water hammer device?
    Just a guess, but I agree, it is likely some sort of water hammer.


    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    What's that video doing on my post, and how do I get rid of it?
    Ok, now it's something else. Has it come to this?
    Yes, " it has come to this?"
    Be thankful we are not forced to watch a video before we can read the post.

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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Water hammer device?

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    What's that video doing on my post, and how do I get rid of it?
    Ok, now it's something else. Has it come to this?
    Yes. My answer was apparently short by 2 characters.


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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Reinmiller View Post
    Yes. My answer was apparently short by 2 characters.
    Copper coil heat exchanger - https://www.google.ca/search?q=coppe...&bih=620&dpr=1


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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    [QUOTE=John Arnold;231816]Water hammer device?

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    Do you have a picture of the other end - it could be a an anti hammer device if only one end is attaced , however I tend to think it is a heat exchanger to keep the toilet from sweating ( cold water enters the coil warms up , moist air condeses on the outside of the coil and drips onto the dirt floor

    Other wise , I would say it was a built in Gin maker


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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    I guess the first question is. Is this on the hot or cold supply?

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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    Copper coil heat exchanger
    Not really. If you notice in your reference, a heat exchanger needs an IN and a OUT in order to exchange heat. The goes for the air heat exchangers too.

    Unless, the "return" going down the inside of the coil is connected to the fitting and not crimped within the coil. Then it may be some kind of "radiator" or "heat-exchanger." Were you able to observe this?

    BTW, I have installed units similar to this one way back when as anti-hammer devices.

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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    This could have a split T - it is similar to a valve body but doesn't have the need to be that heavy where one outlet is on the inside diameter and the inlet is on the outlet diameter of the branch. These are commonly used in low pressure regulators like on the gas supply side of the meter - I really hope we get a picture from the other side that would be really helpful and I like odd things like this - they are fun


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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by Claude Lawrenson View Post
    If I recall correctly, the ones I have seen have the end of the copper crimped/soldered shut. It could be that a heat exchanger manufacturer decided this would be an additional product they could sell using existing manufacturing capabilities.


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    Default Re: Copper coil in basement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Doane View Post
    This could have a split T - it is similar to a valve body but doesn't have the need to be that heavy where one outlet is on the inside diameter and the inlet is on the outlet diameter of the branch. These are commonly used in low pressure regulators like on the gas supply side of the meter - I really hope we get a picture from the other side that would be really helpful and I like odd things like this - they are fun
    It looks to me that the coil terminates near the bottom at the end of the coil closest to the main line. It looks crimped and soldered...
    another picture would confirm that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Doane View Post
    This could have a split T - it is similar to a valve body but doesn't have the need to be that heavy where one outlet is on the inside diameter and the inlet is on the outlet diameter of the branch. These are commonly used in low pressure regulators like on the gas supply side of the meter - I really hope we get a picture from the other side that would be really helpful and I like odd things like this - they are fun
    It looks to me that the coil terminates near the bottom at the end of the coil closest to the main line. It looks crimped and soldered...
    another picture would confirm that...


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