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Unread postAuthor: Spud Bud » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:40 pm

I have an F.I.P thread ball valve and was wondering how i could thread it into my 4'' pvc chamber. I dont think there is such thing as an F.I.P. tap so i was wondering if i could just drill a hole on the pvc a little smaller than the diameter of the thread and screw it into the pvc. Will it be leak proof? This is for a advanced combustion cannon.Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:27 pm

What size is the valve? Refresh my memory what does FIP stand for I am used to NPT.
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Re: threading an F.i.P ball valve into pvc.

Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:05 pm

Spud Bud wrote:i could just drill a hole on the pvc a little smaller than the diameter of the thread and screw it into the pvc. Will it be leak proof? This is for a advanced combustion cannon.Thanks.


Yeah, that'll work fine. Just thread it in but go 1 turn in, then a quarter turn out and keep doing that till it's all the way in. Then take it out and wrap it in Teflon tape. It'll be completely leak proof. It you can, try to put it through two layers of PVC if you can...

Also as far as I know, FIP means a female NPT female threads.
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Unread postAuthor: chinnerz » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:51 pm

pictures would be nice.....
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Re: threading an F.i.P ball valve into pvc.

Unread postAuthor: Spud Bud » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:34 pm

deathbyDWV wrote:
Spud Bud wrote:i could just drill a hole on the pvc a little smaller than the diameter of the thread and screw it into the pvc. Will it be leak proof? This is for a advanced combustion cannon.Thanks.


Yeah, that'll work fine. Just thread it in but go 1 turn in, then a quarter turn out and keep doing that till it's all the way in. Then take it out and wrap it in Teflon tape. It'll be completely leak proof. It you can, try to put it through two layers of PVC if you can...

Also as far as I know, FIP means a female NPT female threads.

Thanks!!! thats exactly what i did and worked perfectly!! :wink:
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