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  1. #1
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    Default Very basic question on galvanized couplings

    I need to replace a few sections of old 1/2 galva piping. How do I achieve the exact desired orientation after a combination of nipples/elbows? In other words, is it OK to undertighten the elbow connection if necessary (it could be almost a full turn in the worst case!)? Or is there some other trick of the trade?

    Sorry to ask something so basic but I can't find the answer anywhere.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Very basic question on galvanized couplings

    try wrapping threads with teflon tape. I have done this to save a round or two on a nipple

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    Default Re: Very basic question on galvanized couplings

    Thanks for your reply. I certainly was going to use Teflon tape but was not sure if this was sufficient.

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    Default Re: Very basic question on galvanized couplings

    You'll also want to use thread sealant. Rectorseal is the best brand to use.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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