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Old 27-01-2009, 19:55   #1
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Bronze Pipe Nipples

I know this has come up before and no one has been able to find a source of real bronze, not red brass, pipe nipples.

I stumbled across a Groco catalog and lo and behold they DO make a bronze pipe nipple!!

Groco Bronze PN Series Pipe nipples (LINK)
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Old 27-01-2009, 20:22   #2
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They also make elbows but it's hard to find in their catalog.

They have seacock/thru-hull specialists available for phone chats. They are very helpful.
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Old 27-01-2009, 22:48   #3
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Thanks Main...I have been told so many times there is no such animal I finally believed it...Thats the find of the decade as far as Im concerned...good work. Wish I could afford to stock up before the manufactuar finds out he dosent make them..
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Try these folks for price comparison.

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John ..They were one Co. that told me there was no such animal...I didnt find one in your link.
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Sorry Scott.
Now that I look I don't see nipples either. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 29-01-2009, 05:49   #7
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BRONZE PIPE FITTINGS

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John,

Hamilton DOES NOT currently stock bronze nipples only red brass. I asked Ted to bring in some of the Groco PN bronze nipples. We'll see what happens..
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Huh! Bronze is EZ!! You should try finding some inconel plugs. But nowadays with google one can find almost anything.
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Huh! Bronze is EZ!!
Can you find us another supplier of bronze pipe nipples that may be less expensive then?? Good luck oh and not manganese bronze as it has very high zinc content...
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Just find a bronze Aussie. Don't know if they want to sell.
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Can you find us another supplier of bronze pipe nipples that may be less expensive then?? Good luck oh and not manganese bronze as it has very high zinc content...
Wouldn't be just cheaper to go to your local marine supplier. Here in Seattle I get them at Fisheries Supply or Ballard Hardware. The run around time/research cost money too, unless you're buying 100 or more.
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Does Fisheries have bronze nipples? I like ordering from them. They really are good.
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Wouldn't be just cheaper to go to your local marine supplier. Here in Seattle I get them at Fisheries Supply or Ballard Hardware. The run around time/research cost money too, unless you're buying 100 or more.
Most chandleries stock brass nipples NOT bronze.

Fisheries Supply does NOT stock bronze pipe nipples only brass...
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Put a brass pipe nipple in a bronze elbow, soak in saltwater-- watch brass dissolve!

Loads of fun when connected to a through hull fitting!

There aren't a lot of times that you NEED a bronze pipe nipple, but sometimes they really, really are handy!
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