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Fitting a male hex nipple to standard 1/2 inch copper pipe

Postby Kvothe » Fri May 01, 2020 4:40 pm

Hi,

Hopefully quite a basic question but I cannot find the answer anywhere online - I need to fit a 1/2 inch male nipple to a 1/2 inch copper pipe (to fit new kitchen tap), but cannot get the pipe to fit.

Is there a trick to get this to work??
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri May 01, 2020 11:19 pm

Hi kvothe
The nipple should just slide on the pipe - looks like the pipe is distorted i.e. no longer round. You could squeeze slightly with grips to make the pipe round again.
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Postby Kvothe » Sat May 02, 2020 10:19 am

Thank you, I got some 40 grit sand paper to it and the nipple and made it work
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