Looks kinda bass ackwards doesn't it?
Left hand shown? There is no watch (or finger ring) on the person's
hand. Although wearing watches (rings) not as common nowadays and
never recommended while working in construction work anyway!
While the presumably superposed printing is the 'right way round',
I'll opt for suggesting, the picture got reversed!
And that's happened before; some 'layout director' in the arts
department decides a picture 'looks better' or fits the page, the
other way round and knowing nothing of the skill or technology
involved gets the picture wrong way round.
As result something such as the the Eiffel Tower in relation to the
Arc De Triomphe in Paris is shown wrong. Also seem to remember a pix.
of a standard V8 motor that was clearly backwards!
The copper pipe is fastened to the wood, so either the joint gets a
union fitting, or the chrome pipe is loose and able to turn and reach
the copper, or some dumb ass is teaching what he doesn't know. But
still the teflon is backwards or the pic is flip flopped.
I found the page that links to that pic. The part sticking out of the
wall is the end of a sillcock that is not yet attached to anything.
Another photo of the connection from a different angle shows it
running in the same direction, so the photo probably isn't backwards.
The roll of tape is also visible in the photo, but the resolution is
too low to tell if the lettering is backwards. Maybe if someone has
the same brand of tape they might be able to tell.
(Not that it's worth worrying about.)
Dang! Foiled again. I use both Teflon and pipe dope (not at the same
time). I've had joints leak with Teflon so I changed to pipe dope, and
I had pipe dope leak so I changed to Teflon. I think I'm just too
scared to tighten some fittings as hard as they need. Same experience
with compressed air hoses and stuff.
Next to the pressure tank I have a steel pipe going into a female pvc
fitting, and after leaking twice, then breaking the pvc fitting while
tightening it more, I put 2 hose clamps around a new female fitting and
snugged them up tight before torquing he hell out of the fitting.
PVC is just not tough enough to resist the forces of screwing a metal male
fitting into ta PVC female fitting. The female expands and breaks before a seal
if formed in many cases. The hose clamp solution can increase the success rate.
PVC rated pipe dope works better than teflon, in my experience.
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