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 Post subject: PVC Fitting Question
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 5:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Nefarious,
Has anyone ever picked up all the parts and fittings at your local hardware store and later found out the threaded fittings only thread in halfway or less? That is what happened to me this morning and it really pi$$ed me off. Are these fittings cheaply made or what? Ive cleaned the threads of burrs and such, but to no avail. Is it safe to have your fittings thread in only a turn and a half and is there any way to fix this?


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 Post subject: Dosn't sound right...
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 5:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by FoxxLord,
Threaded PVC fittings can be a little "sticky" sometimes because of friction but I don't think 1.5 turns is normal. Try teflon tape or teflon pipe compound, that usually makes things turn easier. If not, don't force it or else it'll really get stuck! Just a suggestion.

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 Post subject: maybee 2 diff. brands???
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by spudmasterofMtWashington,
possbly 2 different schedules? I dun know... I suggest take them back and make sure everything works next time.

sorry bout the luck, dont know what else to tell ya

have you already glued them in???


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 Post subject: Same manufacturer...
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Nefarious,
luckily i checked them before i glued them on, but they are the same brand and schedule. Probably cheaply made. Ill go to a different store tommerow and this time ill check the fit before i buy.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by andeh,
Usually helps take the stickiness and helps glide. Also makes a good seal.


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 Post subject: sometimes...
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by boogieman,
the tolerances are off, and it makes them that way. I always test my fitting to make sure they screw in quite far by hand before purchasing. Try a pipe wrench, it may just need a bit more force.


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