I have plastic water piping. I have an outside freeze-proof faucet
connected to this piping that I want to replace. Wouldn't you know
that the male end of the metal faucet threads into the female plastic
pipe such that the result has my faucet bib pointing straight up. When
I back off the connection in order to get the faucet to point
downward, the connection leaks.
I have heard I think that there is a glue or some such that one can
put on the threads in a case like this - let it set (set up) a while -
which will harden and be leak proof. Is there something? Should I
Or cut the plastic pipe. Thread it on the faucet. Then glue the
plastic back together with a union and the faucet pointed down.
I do prefer to only use plastic male and not plastic female. Plastic
female do crack sometimes when over tightened. You could add a metal
threaded union to the mix and switch the platsic end to male.
On May 11, 4:17 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Just remember _don't overtighten_ I have the entire house done in PVC/
CPVC plus all underground feeds to standpipes. There isn't one
connection anywhere in it where I wouldn't be able to force anohter
1/2 turn. None of them have ever leaked excepted on female PVC/iron
adapter that cracked - I learned there never, ever use a female
That's good advice. I've cracked female platsic fittings myself. My
lake house is plumbed with all cpvc/pvc. It has been fine as well.
When I have a threaded connection to make I use teflon pipe dope and
make the threaded connection first. Then glue the plastic.
You don't use fibre washers on tapered threaded pipe fittings.
Hemp is for smoking.
You don't use O rings on tapered threaded pipe fittings.
I'd try getting another half turn on the fitting. If that doesn't
then just cut out the existing PVC and start with a new piece
of PVC and female adaptor. Or you could end the new piece
with threads and use a metal coupling to join the sill cock
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