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02-27-06, 10:00 AM #1
Need some assistance: Converting fittings
Ok, I have a pump with 2 1/2" OD connectors on it. Now, I have gone to lowe's and been told, on 2 occasions, WITH THE PUMP THERE, that such and such connector would work. No luck. First time I left with like 6 different pieces, got home, and the connectors were too big, wouldnt even fit into the current pump. Second time, the fittings were too small, and fit in, but just sorta slid around.
So here is the essential question:
What exactly (and where) do I need to get some connectors, to convert from a 1/2" OD to 1/2"ID 3/8" OD. I believe it is currently at 1/2" OD 3/8" ID.
02-27-06, 10:27 AM #2
You can't have a 1/2"ID x 3/8"OD. The OD has to be bigger than the ID.
The key to what you want to do is to find out how the pump is threaded so you can get a fitting that fits the pump. What pump is it and we can go from there? The pump does use threaded fittings correct?"This is the perfect war. They want to die, and we want to kill them."
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02-27-06, 10:40 AM #3
Its the pump that was recently sold by turd in the classifieds. Its a Hydro L30, which looks like this:
02-27-06, 10:56 AM #4
I think this will do what your asking if I understand the need.
You would need a short length of 3/8" ID X 1/2" OD to go in the pump and then
1/2" ID for the other side to you loop and then the opposite for the return.
02-27-06, 11:03 AM #5
So you think 2 of those which you linked should work?
Actually, any chance you could link to the items needed from lowes? I have one here in town, I could pick it up today.
02-27-06, 11:16 AM #6
There site is a joke to nav and I can't find it on there, so print the pic for the fitting and go to lowes, show the sales person the pic. Make sure you know what size tubing your using (like take samples of both sizes) and that sould get you what you need.
02-27-06, 11:29 AM #7Originally Posted by RIG RIDER
If anybody else has some recommendations as well, I would appreciate them. It looks as if this pump (the L30) has a removable front, but I see no way to remove it, nor have I attempted to, for fear of breaking it.
02-27-06, 11:48 AM #8
Originally Posted by Midnight Dream
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I recently added another pump to my setup. I had to convert on the input and the output. To make things simple, I brought the pump, original input and original ouput, then found fittings that would work simply by trying them. I find it's best to go to a local hardware store (if your town still has one) and try fittings yourself.
02-27-06, 11:55 AM #9Originally Posted by Midnight Dream
That's if the 3/8" ID tubing your using is 1/2" OD so it will fit the pump.
Are you getting what I mean?
02-27-06, 11:56 AM #10Originally Posted by Midnight Dream
02-27-06, 01:10 PM #11Originally Posted by RIG RIDER
02-27-06, 02:02 PM #12
Ok, lets see if this will work.
You need for the pump= 3/8" ID X 1/2" OD tubing so it will fit "IN" the push type fittings on the pump.
Your using= 1/2" ID X 3/4" OD that you have in hand for the rest of your loop.
You need to get =
This type of fitting will alow you to go from 1/2" OD X 3/8" ID(on your pump)
to the 3/4" OD X 1/2" ID that you have for the rest of you loop.
02-27-06, 02:20 PM #13
So I will *have* to have some tubing of that size? I know there was some PVC pipe, it fit in there pretty damn tight (I made quite a spectacle of myself trying to get it OUT of my pump). Might try to take some of that, and some of the plumbers take, put it in there, and then get the adapter you stated to fit my tubing.
02-27-06, 02:25 PM #14Originally Posted by Midnight Dream
1- what size tubing do you have now?
2- what parts make up your loop (parts in hand)
3- PVC?, what part are you refering to?
02-27-06, 02:28 PM #15Originally Posted by RIG RIDER
2 - CPU WB, GPU WB, BIP2 Rad, Hydor L30 Pump
3 - This was just some PVC pipe that was in the plumbing section where I was looking at the parts. I was trying to figure out the ID of the pump, so I was sizing it with various pieces of PVC pipe. 3/8" I believe was the exact size (I would have to go back and look) fix in very snuggly.
02-27-06, 02:35 PM #16
will these converters work for other parts as well or just the pump?HEAT
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02-27-06, 02:37 PM #17Originally Posted by Stratus_ss
02-27-06, 02:39 PM #18
Ok now I'm getting confused.LOL
I'm under the assumption that the pumps fitting will accept 1/2" OD tube, not 3/8" OD PVC.
The best way to do this is to use 1/2" OD tube INTO the pump, that has a ID of 3/8". This will let you change from the pump size tube to 1/2" ID and whatever OD if you use the barb in the pic.
02-27-06, 03:05 PM #19Originally Posted by RIG RIDER
I really dont care *how* this is accomplished, I just want to be able to *get* it accomplished.
02-27-06, 03:25 PM #20
it sounds like the pvc will measure 1/2" OD. Maybe someone else can say what I mean in a clear and understandable manner.