Slant Fin 30 Series Installation Questions

Old 09-04-07, 07:57 AM
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Slant Fin 30 Series Installation Questions

I've gotten to the baseboard heater in my kitchen remodel so I picked up two Slant Fin baseboard heaters (two 6 foot sections). The pipe that runs through it is flared on one end so you can solder them together.

On one end I am putting a bleeder valve so I am using a 90 degree brass fitting with the female screw hole for the valve. On the other end I am using a regular 90 degree fitting.

Because of the flare and proximitiy to the wall, flipped the baseboard around so the non-flared end would meet the 90 degree brass valve and the flared end (where there is more room due to the lack of the bleeder) has a short 3/4" section of pipe to join it to the regular 90 degree fitting.

Here are my questions:

1) Is this the best way to solder it? Should I cut off the flare end instead?

2) The 90 degree brass fitting is not a super-tight fit as I am accustom to with copper fittings (it will slip on and off the pipe). Is this ok for soldering?

Old 09-05-07, 07:32 PM
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You can either use a short piece of pipe between the ell & belled end of the pipe OR use what is refered to as a "street ell" or "service ell". This elbow is male on one end & female on the other. The male end will fit into the belled end of the baseboard.

Fittings should slip on & off the pipe easily. The usual cause for a tight fit is a ridge on the end of the pipe left by the tubing cutter.

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