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Old 08-04-2011, 11:54 AM
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In this situation it's not easy to see both ends.
Why do you need to see both ends? You can figure it out blind as long as you have a fingernail.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:08 PM
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I can understand the op's question/concern. It's not always evident knowing initially which side the female connector is screwed on once unearthed.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:38 PM
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Why do you need to see both ends? You can figure it out blind as long as you have a fingernail.
Hey what do you know, I agree with you. Unless these guys are seeing some weird kind of union I can't figure why it would take longer than a few seconds to figure out.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:40 PM
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The trick to unions is, they work really slow and take lots of breaks so they can run the clock out to make double time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:56 AM
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lol. I'm surprised everyone seems so confused

My worst one ever was trying to take out a 2" galvi union from under a dock on a air pumped up floatie boat being upside down trying to unscrew it while tons of waves from the lake was lifting me up and down a few feet.. However I had know clue which way was which

I understand usually it just takes a few moments to realize your going the wrong way.. Just seeing if there was a trick to it..

Kiril says a finger nail? in the dirt 2-3' down?
I guess there are no tricks..

I was dealing with 2 - 2" brass unions the other day and they were unscrewed opposite from each other.. Meaning when they were installed one was reversed from the other. Breaking loose a 15 year old 2" union is hard enough with out having to go the wrong way and tighten it
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:49 PM
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Why do you need to see both ends? You can figure it out blind as long as you have a fingernail.
just take an eye out and save the fingernail
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lol. I'm surprised everyone seems so confused

My worst one ever was trying to take out a 2" galvi union from under a dock on a air pumped up floatie boat being upside down trying to unscrew it while tons of waves from the lake was lifting me up and down a few feet.. However I had know clue which way was which

I understand usually it just takes a few moments to realize your going the wrong way.. Just seeing if there was a trick to it..

Kiril says a finger nail? in the dirt 2-3' down?
I guess there are no tricks..

I was dealing with 2 - 2" brass unions the other day and they were unscrewed opposite from each other.. Meaning when they were installed one was reversed from the other. Breaking loose a 15 year old 2" union is hard enough with out having to go the wrong way and tighten it
i don't understand that you can do all of the locating, leak detection and repair work without having a mirror. i think that a mirror on a stick is essential.

righty tighty, mitch, lefty loosey
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:02 PM
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just take an eye out and save the fingernail
Now that would be cool. The all seeing eye.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:52 PM
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Now that would be cool. The all seeing eye.
you called.
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