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nothingeverworks
06-28-2010, 04:36 PM
I suppose Penn is the manufacturer. It has electrical wires. (pics below)
Does anyone happen to know what it is or it's purpose?

Thanks

Doherty Plumbing
06-28-2010, 05:38 PM
I have never seen anything like that.... It looks old :D

But it resembles what might be a solenoid valve of some kind....

I even tried searching google but didn't find anything.

Edit

This may help though:

Name: Penn Valve and Fitting Company
Street: 2440 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, pa 19090-1711
Phone: (215) 657-2900

johnjh2o1
06-28-2010, 06:09 PM
It is a solenoid valve, they were used so the water had to be turned on to run the disposal.

John

nothingeverworks
06-29-2010, 07:21 PM
thanks. there must have been an insinkerator once upon a time.

hj
06-30-2010, 06:10 AM
It is a flow switch, not a solenoid, but its purpose was to insure flow while using the disposer.