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Threaded adapters and excess thread for Sprinklers

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Threaded adapters and excess thread for Sprinklers

Unread postAuthor: zerodivide » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:50 pm

I'm doing a test fit on the male-to-female adapters for my watermaster. By hand I can get it in less than half way. I don't want to use a wrench yet, but if I leave exposed thread on the final product, is that a bad thing?

http://burntlatke.com/cleanout.html

I followed the instructions from the website above to smooth out the seams (except the part about cutting out the thread) but halfway is the best I can do without teflon. If I follow the max 2 rotations recommendation I may not be able to get it all the way in even with a wrench. Having it tight means I'm getting a good airseal but does the exposed thread mean the chamber won't be as strong?
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That seems a lot of extra thread. Excuse the carpet, I haven't vacuumed yet.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:00 pm

No as long as you use teflon tape and tighten them.

Something I felt like double posting:
-OIh wait you need to use teflon.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:43 pm

That's normal behavior from threaded fittings.
Now, some brands will fit closer (different thread dimensions), but I can't provide data on that.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:52 pm

When i had exposed threads, they snapped on me.
This is not kicking up a dead topic because...I have an intelligent answer to his question.
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