Copper: Hard To Find Fittings

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Kiril

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    I'm looking for a 1" street tee, anyone know where I can find one? I've only been able to find 1/2" and 3/4".
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    All threaded? If so, you could make do with a FPT tee and a nipple.
     
  3. Kiril

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  4. Wet_Boots

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    Better plan on doing without. Don't think I ever saw one, even in catalogs. I remember trying to get some oddball threaded brass fittings, in order to shoehorn a double check valve assembly into a meter pit. From catalog to distributor counter was a long way to go, and the town switched to larger pits, anyway, so the effort was wasted.
     
  5. Mjtrole

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    why not just a regular tee w/ a street 90? or are you not doing an irr. tap.
     
  6. Kiril

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    Not irrigation. This is for my filter closet and I need to stack two tees on top of each other, spacing is critical. I put it together last night, then realized I am missing a bypass. I can do it if I recut pipe and move everything up a couple of inches, just trying to avoid having to do that.

    Red line shows where I need to stack tees.

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  7. Regular plumbing supply house?

    As a contractor should be able to buy something like that from a regular plumbing supply house.
     
  8. Kiril

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    I don't think they make them. I checked two different manufacturers catalogs and neither makes them in 1".

    Anyhow, I bit the bullet and moved it up. About 75% done with this closet now.

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  9. Wet_Boots

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    And the winner of the Most Valves in the Closet Award goes to....
     
  10. hoskm01

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    Thats pretty!
     

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