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Offline cochez

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What is this mystery fitting?
« on: September 12, 2010, 12:11:56 PM »
What is it and what is its use?
Cheers

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 01:19:47 PM »
its a galvanised iron nipple, socket and nut. its for joining water pipes together so you can get water from one place to another so you can have a shower or take a dump.

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 03:13:15 PM »
hi guys, yes plumb no mystery here correctly known as a "connector" obviously not used now but can be seen in many older houses, cochez must be one of the new breed of plumbers, if he has got any sense he will get out before the going gets much tougher,cheers

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 05:03:22 PM »
ALong with 17 others who failed to answer the question. Cheers Robbo

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 09:26:01 PM »
its along screw

Offline cochez

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 08:20:23 AM »
Thanks peasea I knew the fittings as a galvinised long screw, a back nut and a socket but didn't know its use or cumulative name.
Thanks to the forum for answering my questions

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 09:15:23 PM »
Yes, its a long screw nipple.Could be used instead of a union joining fitting. Use to make them onsite back in the day.

Offline gordyplum

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 07:46:04 PM »
Hi guys, the long thread is called a running thread, it would usually join on to the next pipe , which had a shorter thread called a backnut  thread. the socket is wound down the running thread onto the shorter backnut thread to join 2 pipes together. A grommet [hemp rolled as for a crox] would be placed between the socket and backnut. I used to use these a lot a lifetime ago!!! Maybe you can get cpd points for reading this, it seems perfect to get points on basically redundant technology which you will probably never use!!!! ;D

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Re: What is this mystery fitting?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 09:22:00 PM »
I remember years ago this was a question in an exam ie what is a long screw , some wise guy put down 30 minutes , dunno if he passed the exam . maybe the examiner had a sense of humour and gave him full marks lol


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