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 plumbing adapters
Author: wallywolf (MD)

The solenoid in my home's central furnance, Honeywell 260, went bad. I bought a new "universal" solenoid for but its input and output are 5/16" compression fittings, while the plastic (clear vinyl) input tube is 1/4" (I think OD) and the black rubber output tube (goes to humidifier) is 1/4" (I think OD). I was fortunate to find 5/16" to 1/4" adapters at www.PlumbingSupply.com, but I don't know if I need (from [www.plumbingsupply.com], under 5/16" Compression Fittings):

1. 5/16" x 1/4" OD Union
2. 5/16" OD x 1/4" MIPS Adapter
3. Something entirely different.

Can someone please tell me if I'm doing the right thing and which adapters I need for the input and output?

Thanks in advance,

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 Re: plumbing adapters
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Me personally... I only go with OEM. Universal requires adapters and if it doesn't do, you void warranties and may not have the same performance as you did with the honeywell solenoid. How quickly can you obtain the proper, OEM valve.

Best Wishes

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