How to tighten pipe replaced in middle of run

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  1. greymont

    greymont New Member

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    I'm replacing some pipe in my garage that feeds water to the sprinkler system and a garden hose faucet. I bought some galvanized 3/4 inch fittings that I can put together to fit the space. I started with the water feed pipe and inserted a T to branch to the sprinkler connection and also to the faucet pipe as it goes into the wall. The faucet pipe I can rotate to get the threads tight but the sprinkler connection is fixed, as is the water feed at the other end of the assembly.

    How do I tighten the pipe connecting to the sprinkler pipe? If I screw it into the final connection it unscrews from the other end!

    Is there a special connector to handle this?
  2. asktom

    asktom Member

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    The fitting you need is a union.
  3. greymont

    greymont New Member

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    Ah, right you are. Didn't see union fittings before.

    Thanks!
  4. sethamin

    sethamin New Member

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    You could also use a left-right fitting, where the threads are reversed on one side, but I think those are more typically used in gas lines where unions are not allowed.
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