Inserting a tee here?


Hi,
What issues will I face trying to put a tee here and what should I do to overcome them?
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Many thanks in advance!
Aaron
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Depends on what is in the pipes, and how much pressure it is under. A Tee could be as easy as taking a sawzall and cutting out an inch or so & putting in a compression Tee, or as complicated as cutting out enough (exactly) for a union, nipple and Tee and threading the cut off ends.
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Define "here".
I see three pipes and no indication of where you want to put the tee.
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I had much the same thought.
That said, the red painted device is called a union. A union is used when it's not practical to unthread everything back to the appliance, to thread things back together. Unions consist of two pieces, plus a threaded nut that tightens and loosens. To replace a union with a tee is going to be essentially impossible.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Didn't bother to look at the pictures, but if there's one union already, inserting a piece containing a tee and another union shouldn't be too much of a trick unless there's no length available.
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Simply replacing a union with a tee is impossible.
Just have to crank out a length of pipe, and replace it with two shorter lengths, a union, and a tee.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

DOH!
_ASSUMING_ there's room in the run for something to be added, that there's a union there already would make it pretty simple to cut in the tee. That's what I said.
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On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 22:43:41 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude

Since you are asking and havent a clue, I would assume you will face a mountain of issues. The way you can overcome them is to get your crowbar out, pry open your wallet with it and pay a professional to do the job which you dont know how to do. Bubba
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Is this related to your earlier "Moving a gas dryer 20 feet" posts?

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No problem. Take apart the union, take off one pipe, cut 5-6" off it, rethread it with your ratchet threader, and use short nipples to get the union back in place. Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes or so.
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Thanks!
It was my first time threading and doing it in-place was a pain, and took a hell of a lot longer than 20 minutes, but the results are good.
Bubba, perhaps you don't live in Philly, but local plumbers were asking $350-$500 for the job.
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On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 20:33:03 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude

Nope, dont live in Philly and cant say Ive ever wanted to. Did you ever think that there might be a reason you were getting estimates from $350 - $500? Driving a fully stocked, insured company truck to you home and doing the job, warrantying it and protecting themselves with liability insurance doesnt exactly come cheap these days. Bubba
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Well, then, crank out the length of pipe. Take it outdoors, and chain it to your pipe table.
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Wow! Never would have tried to do it in place. Love my Rigid Tri- Stand for that sort of thing. Glad to hear it worked on for you anyway.
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