stub tube

stub tube

[′stəb ‚tüb]
(mechanical engineering)
A short tube welded to a boiler or pressure vessel to provide for the attachment of additional parts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A special stainless steel plug is then threaded into the remaining steel stub tube on the receiver, and a new aluminum tube is threaded onto the other end.