Basement remodel.

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  1. Mateo Matrona

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    Need advice on tools needed to cut pipe and also thread for standard sink shutoff valve. Posting pictures in a moment. Thanks.
     
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    That's a standard 1/2" galavanized pipe. You can thread on a shutoff, or you can rent a threader and cutter. If you cut and thread, you will need cutter oil too.
    Or you might take it back to the next fitting and use a male thread from there.
     
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    Not the compresson style. You would want the IP version. (iron pipe)
    You could just unthread those ends and thread on a shutoff now.
     
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    I tried everything and those ends wont budge. Any ideas? PB Blaster?? Heat gun??? I have done alot with PVC but not galavanized pipe.
     
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    You have to use pipe wrenches that are big enough to get some leverage. It's a matter of leverage and muscle, along with a little good technique.
     
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    A little heat from a torch will expand the brass and allow for easier removal.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the advice. One last question tho. I will be turning left on those ends and right on the upper pipe correct? Thanks in advice. I will be doing this tomorrow evening.
     
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    That would depend on which way you are looking at it. Pipe thread turns the same direction as common bolts and nuts.
     
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