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Old Nov 04, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Saito boiler fittings.....

I have a nice little 3/4" pressure gauge from Clevedon Steam in the UK and want to attach it with a siphon pipe to my Saito B3 boiler( to the pressure relief valve). I think the gauge fitting is a 3/16 X 40 thread but I have no idea what the Saito boiler threads may be. I have measured them as best I can (see attached) Can anyone tell me what the threads are and where a fitting to attach the siphon pipe and gauge can be obtained?
Any advice at all would be much appreciated.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 06:04 AM
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The safety valve has a M8x1 thread. But do you want to replace it with the pressure gauge? Or how do you plan to attach it?
Normally, Saito uses M7x0,75 threads for pipe connections. The boiler should have these threads on the steam stop valve and usually on a cross fitting on which the safety valve sits, for more steam connections.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Saito fittings.....

There are two identical pressure release valves on the Saito boiler.....I suppose just for redundency. I guess I could use one of them for my gauge connection and be left with only one pressure valve. I would like to do it like the photo but dont know where the "T" fitting can be obtained.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:42 PM
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There are two identical pressure release valves on the Saito boiler.....I suppose just for redundency. I guess I could use one of them for my gauge connection and be left with only one pressure valve. I would like to do it like the photo but dont know where the "T" fitting can be obtained.
This fellow should be able to help you with Saito parts...
You can e-mail him and include a photo of what you need!

Kazuaki Takemoto

Modelshop Captain

Address:5-20, Kodudai 1-chome, Kobe-city Kita-ku, Hyogo 651-1515 Japan

Tel: +81 78 202 5638

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks but I have written them three times and received no reply!!
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Thanks but I have written them three times and received no reply!!
Ray
Ray, I don't understand your not getting a reply,
since I've dealt with Kazuaki quite a few
times and he has always got back to me fairly quickly!

Try this e-mail address...
モデルショップ キャプテン <info@rc-ms-captain.jp
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Could be as simple as on vacation, or other etc....
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Any luck? I need one to.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Nothing from the Japanese Saito dealer....I wrote for the fourth time and still nothing!! Even the dealer in the UK from whom I purchased the gauge could not help. What we need is the cross-fitting with M8 X 1 threads to fit into the boiler. Maybe a machinist could fabricate one.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:29 AM
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If you can't get the original part, you could try this one:
http://www.modellbau-niggel.de/Verte...-810-i382.html
You'd have to ask for one of the threads to be M7x0,75 for the Saito safety valve, or get a new saftey valve threaded M6x0,75.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Did you find one?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:22 PM
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No luck at all !!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Do a drawing of what you need (with all thread sizes on ) and I may be able to make something for you .
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:29 PM
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That's an encouraging offer.....The attached photos show the fittings that I have and how I think it should be hooked up. The "T" shaped brass fitting that goes between the pressure valve and the boiler is what I need.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Would a simple fitting like this work?
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