View Full Version : Penn box on kitchen cold water pipe?
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?
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.
This may help though:
Name: Penn Valve and Fitting Company
Street: 2440 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, pa 19090-1711
Phone: (215) 657-2900
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.
06-29-2010, 07:21 PM
thanks. there must have been an insinkerator once upon a time.
It is a flow switch, not a solenoid, but its purpose was to insure flow while using the disposer.