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    DIY Junior Member nibeck's Avatar
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    Default Anyone know what this is? Rotameter

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    This is located on the feed line to our open-loop geo-thermal unit. It looks like it is supposed to have a float in it, possibly to show flow rate or something?

    Anyway, it look like it's not working, and it's also leaking. Need to know:

    1 - Do I need to replace it, or can I just eliminate it?
    2 - If I need to replace, any idea where I can get a replacement?

    Anyone know of a good plumber in the Baltimore, MD area?

    Thanks,

    _mike
    Last edited by Terry; 03-07-2011 at 11:28 AM.

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    I measures flow and yes, it does need replacing.
    Last edited by Terry; 03-07-2011 at 11:29 AM.

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    It looks like it could be an aspirator, but would have to see what is below the picture you took.

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    Below this is just a 'T' one side goes to main house line and the other goes into this, and then on to the geo-thermal unit.

    Turns out his is a "Rotameter" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotameter

    Anyone know a good plumber in the Baltimore, MD area?

    _mike

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