fine threaded copper piping in older home?


Postby haripotter12 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:58 am

I am hoping you folks can give a couple old people a little piece of mind.

We volunteered to help an elderly gent by remodeling his 1950's tiled bathroom. Things progressed as one might expect in a bathroom renovation, but we hit a snag on replacing the shutoff valve for the toilet. It needs to be replaced. Yet, it seems that although the house is fitted with 1/2" copper piping alright, the threads on nipples, tee's, and adapters are a thread I cannot seem to locate in our area. They look like a fine thread and not the "piping" thread we are used to seeing at our local DIY stores.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri May 13, 2011 10:21 pm

haripotter12,
You need to find a manufacturer who still uses the fine threads on their fittings. Kuterite and conex use the coarser threads.
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Postby DenisBarger » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:16 pm

stoneyboy wrote:haripotter12,
You need to find a manufacturer who still uses the fine threads on their fittings. Kuterite and conex use the coarser threads.
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I agree with you..
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