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    Even though the drilling and pinning or set screws is more time consuming, it may be the answer in the long run. Being the only welder in 2 crews of 30 guys, this would free me up so I don't get backed up on my other work. I could always weld the critical ones if necessary. Anybody or should I say ALMOST anybody can drill a hole and drive in a drift pin or set screw. This would also prevent any lead from seeping out by welding. As far as leagage, thats no concern if you ever see how they leak when the fire department uses them.
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    Since the adapters are going to be attached with the idea of not being removed........drilling one maybe two 1/4" holes and pin should be an easy job. Cast and brass........easy to drill. Unless your pay is determined by time spent..do the easiest. Tapping is too much trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBar View Post
    Even though the drilling and pinning or set screws is more time consuming, it may be the answer in the long run. Being the only welder in 2 crews of 30 guys, this would free me up so I don't get backed up on my other work. I could always weld the critical ones if necessary. Anybody or should I say ALMOST anybody can drill a hole and drive in a drift pin or set screw. This would also prevent any lead from seeping out by welding. As far as leagage, thats no concern if you ever see how they leak when the fire department uses them.
    Kbar, it's your deal and if you're cool with pinning that's fine. question is how much 'meat' is available for the pin, having not seen the adaptors, do you have to pin through the thread?

    also, the heat input from a SMAW would be miniscule and wouldn't affect the lead.
    Last edited by PUMPKINHEAD; 03-02-2008 at 02:53 PM.

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    I agree withh pumpkinhead. You wouldn't do much more than just warm up the potential lead inside the hydrant and it requires little time and effort to do. 2-1/2" to 3/4" long beads 180* appart would be plenty.

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