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    Five in a row.

    More non-coupling couplings.
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    a lot of people think those are couplings and not just thread protectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    More non-coupling couplings.
    Bill, what are we looking at? #1 and #2 look like electrical tape holding stuff together. #3 and #4 are holding wires close. If #5 is a copper coupling, I would run if the gas is on! I can't believe they used tape on the gas line.

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    The merchant couplings on the gas line

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    DIY job nipples from Home Depot/Lowes ? Condensate drain line is pretty awesome also.

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    Those are all merchant couplings on the gas line, and since they are not tapered are not for use on gas lines or anything else you'd want not to Leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGBOY View Post
    a lot of people think those are couplings and not just thread protectors.
    I have a question, just for clarification, my piping is limited to nipples, ells, unions and valves, but if those are thread protectors why are they only on one end? Don't the threads on the other end need protection too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I have a question, just for clarification, my piping is limited to nipples, ells, unions and valves, but if those are thread protectors why are they only on one end? Don't the threads on the other end need protection too?
    I agree, had a newer guy tell me the same thing. Why are they on one end then? and the other end has a plastic cap to protect threads.

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    I thought the reason was, when they ship pipe in a bundle, they alternate the protectors to protect the pipe and make the bundle even size on both ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    The merchant couplings on the gas line
    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    Those are all merchant couplings on the gas line, and since they are not tapered are not for use on gas lines or anything else you'd want not to Leak.
    If those merchant (*cough*) cu...couplings are actually only thread protectors and not approved COUPLINGs, then why do you keep calling them merchant...COUPLINGS...if they're only thread protectors?
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    did they leak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    did they leak?
    LOL.

    Probably not.
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    Probably ridged conduit couplers.

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