Adding a pressure gauge

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Alan

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I am installing a whole house water filter system and I am going to add 2 pressure gauges, one on the input and the other on the output side.
The supply pipe is 1" copper and I have 2 - 1" x 1" x 1/2" tees to which I will sweat a 1/2" x 1/4" C x FIP Copper Female NPT Adapter to accommodate the 1/4" gauge.

What is the trick to orientating the adapter before sweating to ensure that when I screw the gauge in that it is facing the correct direction when tightened.

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the "Trick" is to have the the bull of the tee facing up or on a 90 deg whichever is easier to install and read
 

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I think you intend to solder in a 1/2" x 1/4" FTG x Female Street Adapter,


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I presume that you are worried that the face of the meter will be pointed to the wall. What you do is to tighten the threads of the gauge enough to prevent leaks, and then tighten more to bring the face forward if need be. Use tape and/or pipe dope. Hold the adapter hex with a good wrench, as you use another wrench to turn the gauge.

There are gauges that have pivots built in, but you don't need that.

While most gauges have the input on the bottom, there are also those with the input on the back if you prefer.
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