Originally posted by cctrol
Originally posted by flange
i was always taugt to be prepared for possibly using an extra fitting or two. it happens, and its cheaper to buy extra than to go back to the supply house. when you fininsh the job, any extra fittings go into a five gallen bucket. they may only be used again under two circumstances. 1- an emergency situation such as a late night or weekend repair that MUST be made, or 2- first week of december to be redeemed as part of the christmas bonus.

That's exactly how it happens, extra fittings from long finished jobs in a plastic crate. they start a 3/8" and go to 1-5/8".
Really, same here, I'm just not as organized as you two.

I have some in the truck that are green.

A fitting brush, scotchbrite pad and a healthy helping of flame and no one will know the diff.