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Small can of nipple paint,plumbing,automotive,or?

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12 hours ago, JACK M said:

OUCH, You're no fun.

I think having to much fun with that one might just spiral down and out of control... but it does take a lot of control not to!

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On 4/13/2021 at 6:58 PM, Larry Schramm said:

I would agree with plumbing related.


I agree:  Plumbing.

American Standard is a major manufacturer of plumbing

fixtures, and I am not aware that they are connected

to the automotive industry.

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I agree it is for the nipples to join cast iron boiler sections.  American Standard manufactured heating boilers until the mid-seventies.



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On 4/12/2021 at 10:58 PM, sagefinds said:

Being American Standard I think it's for coating the unthreaded,tapered nipples between boiler sections

Correct, sagefinds...my 46 year career was in the jobbing foundry business.  Made various sizes of radiator and boiler section nipples by the thousands for U.S. Boiler, Dunkirk (NY) Radiator, etc.  Very lucrative Class 30 grey iron jobs to include machining them.  Great value added.


Next time you see a few radiator sections joined together there are pressed fit nipples joining them.  (yes, folks grey iron is brittle yet once machined they press fit simply due to the tapered machining.)




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