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Elan Heater Elbow

PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:36 am

Faced with an unobtainable part I brain stormed what was available elsewhere. Google'ing Elbows I saw planty of PVC elbows, so a trip to Home Depot was in order ( think B&Q Brits.)

$2.96 + tax later I had the following parts:
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1" insert combination elbow & 1" PVC Coupling


I then used my table saw to slice approx 1/4" off each end of the coupling & shortened the elbow:
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I then increased the size of the hole in one of the threaded coupling slices & PVC glued it in place:
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Painted everything:
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Then added a 1.4" across flats on the moveable coupling (so it would fit between the pipes inside the heater box,) added duct tape to increase the outlet diameter to 1 1/4" & assembled the elbow to the heater box & voila:
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:54 am

Looks pretty good Phil and it won't shrink. Might even be a little lighter.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:55 am

Blue Peter badge...

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PostPost by: elanner » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:24 pm

Phil,

I'm sure you've seen this, but just in case....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312472767067

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:33 pm

elanner wrote:Phil,

I'm sure you've seen this, but just in case....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312472767067

Nick


Hadn't seen that at all Nick, thanks for looking out for me. :D

I have purchased the pair, I only need one, so if someone else needs one let me know...
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