Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

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bobrauper
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Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

Post by bobrauper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:21 am

Hello Folks,
With the passage of Barry at Super Scale, we lost the 3 way cylinder cock valve that he produced. I'm now looking for a replacement valve to do what his valve did. I have looked at McMaster-Carr but I didn't find what I'm looking for. Barry's valve was compact and fit on the fountain just right. Does anyone know of a equivalent ( in size and end fittings) replacement? It needs to be a small valve. Thanks for taking the time to read this query.
Bob Rauperstrauch

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Re: Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am

I dont know of one off the shelf, but I think one of the AMES ball valves could be modified to work like an air tool shut off valve which should work just fine for operating cylinder cocks. With the ball in the on position, drill a hole through the body into the passage of the ball. Then rotate the ball 180 degrees so that when the valve is open, the new holes dont line up. Then with the valve off, the original passage will line up with new hole in the body and the new hole in the ball will line up with one of the valve inlets thus exhausting the steam in the line to the cocks
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Re: Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

Post by cbrew » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:12 pm

you can also drill a #80 hole in the plug at the end of the steam line as a vent and use a standard valve. this will also keep the line clear of water
just a thought
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Re: Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

Post by Trainman4602 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:08 pm

The method that Chris has suggest is what I have used for years. If you put the drain low say in front of the pilot that becomes a low point and well drain. The SS valve has to evacuate at the turret a high point . The Cylinder drains will work a whole lot better with mine and Chris method.
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Re: Super Scale Cylinder Cock Valve

Post by bobrauper » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:56 pm

Thank-you both for your comments. I'll see what I can do with my piping.
Bob Rauperstrauch

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