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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    Only made in USA pipe and nipples for me.

    Could you help me find them, it's getting more difficult around here

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    You have to order it, when I go to the supply house they know all I want is American pipe and fittings nothing else will do.



    Quote Originally Posted by AJS HVAC View Post
    Could you help me find them, it's getting more difficult around here
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    The pipe manufacturers call it "T&C Pipe" - that is: Thread & Coupling pipe.

    So I PAYING for couplings.

    Is there are just thread-protectors why isn't there one on each end on the pipe? There are certainly threads at each end.

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    Not quite sure to make of it, manufacture would go through the effort to make a coupling that you throw away? Why not just put a cap on the end?

    http://powersteelproducts.com/TC/thr...pled-pipe.html

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    Because that's the way they always did it.


    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Not quite sure to make of it, manufacture would go through the effort to make a coupling that you throw away? Why not just put a cap on the end?



    http://powersteelproducts.com/TC/thr...pled-pipe.html
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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    One of my suppliers if you ask for a 1/2" black iron coupling thats what they give you. I've had to tell them a few times not those the real ones. The one time I said don't you know you can't use them on gas? What idiots use those anyway? The manager goes most guys we actually have more guys request the merchant couplings than the real ones. Sigh.

    They must not be that prone to leak or else you'd think these guys would catch on.

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    I have a whole tub of them on my truck, supply house doesn't even carry normal looking couplings. I have never replaced a leaky one, seems odd that the supply house would even carry them if they're so bad. Strange.
    I very very rarely use couplings though.

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    Their banded couplings probably have four inches of dust on them. Most people don't even know what a banded couplings are.

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    I never saw our local gas utility flag a job for using the couplings supplies with T&C pipe? I see them every where, and do not smell gas?

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    I've changed plenty of leakers, usually in the most pia places.
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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