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Dead birds or nests maybe.

Jayhawks perhaps...........
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That's an endangered specie I might have to call the Department of Unnatural Resources for proper removal
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If you end up destroying the flanges no worry you can just get a pair of "Nut and Gromet" adapters for any size pipe from 1/2 inch all the way up to 4 inch.

as for the flow valves Bell & Gosset is your best bet.

Your system must be an old steam heat system converted to hydronics because all of the hydronics systems I have tinkered with have shut off valves before and after the tank.
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What a friggin mess!
I am right now taking a break from this job. I went ahead and supposedly drained the system from water but I forgot about the expansion tank
When I finished cutting the last bolt on the flange I got drenched and basically turned the basement into a pool. Anyway, I just finished cleaning up and my next job is to drill out the bolts from the flanges. They did not want to come out or cooperate; one had its head fused to the flange as if the metals combined and no amount of chiseling is delineating where one end and the other starts. To top it all, I am working in a very confined space with asbestos wrapped pipes hanging all around me. Right now my wife is applying duct tape so when I come back the exposure will be minimal.
This is as bad as replacing the engine mounts on my W126 yesterday. One allen bolt was stripped while the other was not accessible as it hid behind the cross member. I got them bad boys out but I swear I will not do this again unless I have a lift.
Anyway, going back to the subject, the flanges seem salvageable if I don't destroy them in the process. Will see!
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my wife right now is all wrapped up in a heavy blanket and she's got all the cats on top of her, so no poky poky tonight
Isn't it time to call in the pros who can do the job right ?
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Ooops... wrong plumber.
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Isn't it time to call in the pros who can do the job right ?
We all do our share of dirty work. I had spent three hours tearing up at the metal from weird angles using power tools and hand tools. If you have nothing positive to say please STFU unless you know something about pipe fittings
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We all do our share of dirty work. I had spent three hours tearing up at the metal from weird angles using power tools and hand tools. If you have nothing positive to say please STFU unless you know something about pipe fittings
Here's the manual and some links..
Good luck. My advice still stands, sounds like a job for a pro.

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