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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:58 PM
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need stuff for steam engines

I found an oiler that needs a T fitting in 1/4 40 thread. THIS I have found and ordered, but I want to hook it up with silicone tubing so I need a nipple that is 1/4 40 thread on one end and the hose fitting on the other end any one have a source?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:10 PM
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I got mine at City of Industry Home Depot.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:37 PM
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I got mine at City of Industry Home Depot.
WOW did not know they had stuff that small, thanks, will check it out tomorrow

Dan
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:28 AM
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I got mine at City of Industry Home Depot.
1/4-40 at Home Depot is probably not what Two Enchilada's is looking for.

Model Engineering threaded fittings, although the same numbers, are not the same physical size.

It is also referred to as "MTP", as in 1/4-40 MTP.

http://www.pmresearchinc.com/store/h...table=Y&cat=38

http://www.americanmodeleng.com/id33.html
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:27 PM
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1/4-40 at Home Depot is probably not what Two Enchilada's is looking for.

Model Engineering threaded fittings, although the same numbers, are not the same physical size.

It is also referred to as "MTP", as in 1/4-40 MTP.

http://www.pmresearchinc.com/store/h...table=Y&cat=38

http://www.americanmodeleng.com/id33.html
Tom how did you hook up your oiler? mine needs a TEE and 2 of the 1/4 40 hose barbs, neither of the sites you listed has that part. if you used them where did you get them, or what did you do instead to solve da problema
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Show me a pic of the oiler you have. Mine has plain brass tube. I may have soldered barbs on but I do not remember right now.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Alright, I did eventually solder barbs onto the tubes.

The barbs are made by Dubro and you can get them at your LHS.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:24 PM
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here is mine, looks like I need a TEE for in and out BUT I am not sure how well that would pick up the oil and just go in and out. Oh fearless leader, KMOT, where did you get yours?

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Yeah, okay. You got one of those nice, expensive, fancy oilers.

Figure out a way to support your oiler, build a mount if you have to. Use silicone fuel tubing and it will slip over the threaded pipe ends and you are in business. You don't use a TEE, the oiler goes in line with the steam line.

My oiler was hand made by a steam guru.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:28 AM
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[QUOTE=Kmot;23032350]Yeah, okay. You got one of those nice, expensive, fancy oilers.

Figure out a way to support your oiler, build a mount if you have to. Use silicone fuel tubing and it will slip over the threaded pipe ends and you are in business. You don't use a TEE, the oiler goes in line with the steam line.

My oiler was hand made by a steam guru. [/QUOTE

Hi Tom

I must contradict you here but with Dostacos's type of lubricator( oiler) with the needle adjusting screw and only 1- steam entry he must have a 'T' piece.
The 'T' piece needs a female thread to screw the lubricator into and on the straight part of the 'T' it will need screwed fittings at both ends to take the copper steam pipe, or as he has already asked he will need 2- connectors to push fuel tubing on to them and then some sort of support for the lubricator..

With your lubricator which is a straight thro' as shown on your pic you can fit fuel tubing on to each end and as you say " your in business "

Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:03 PM
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You are absolutely correct George and I thank you for correcting me!

It was late and I was under the influence of med's and not seeing clearly that his lubricator had a needle valve, not a cap, and it was not a straight through affair.

Dan, you can get metal TEE's from the LHS, designed for gas model airplanes. There are also nylon TEE's but I would not trust them under the heat of steam pressure.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:22 PM
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You are absolutely correct George and I thank you for correcting me!

It was late and I was under the influence of med's and not seeing clearly that his lubricator had a needle valve, not a cap, and it was not a straight through affair.

Dan, you can get metal TEE's from the LHS, designed for gas model airplanes. There are also nylon TEE's but I would not trust them under the heat of steam pressure.
Tom, I have the Tee"s, what I need is a 10 40 TPI female thread with barb. I found the part on the end of a pneumatic conversion, but I only need the barb and not sure they will sell that they closed at 2pm central time so I will call again early tomorrow.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:23 PM
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'TEE' Connectors

Dan,
You have me confused with all of these thread alternatives,
do you mean that you want connectors as per the enclosed sketch to fit into your TEE piece.
If so send me an e-mail with your address and if you cross my palm with silver I will make 2- and post them to you.
George
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Dan,
You have me confused with all of these thread alternatives,
do you mean that you want connectors as per the enclosed sketch to fit into your TEE piece.
If so send me an e-mail with your address and if you cross my palm with silver I will make 2- and post them to you.
George
yes that is exactly what I want. I already have the tees so the connector is all I need. please PM me with a price please { need 4, have 2 lubricators}

thanks, Dan

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:37 AM
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yes that is exactly what I want. I already have the tees so the connector is all I need. please PM me with a price please { need 4, have 2 lubricators}

thanks, Dan

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Hi Dan,

e-mail sent.

George.
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