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Alternatives to threaded pipe unions

JN
JN Member Posts: 28
Hello,

It looks like years ago someone cut the feed to the attic radiator. We will be finishing the space and I'd like to heat it ;) They capped the tee on the main line, but cut the pipe that goes to the attic. The pipe is walled into a pipe run up the side of the house. I can get at it, though its surrounded by other pipes like sewage and water that have been added over the years. I can get in there to cut it but not to thread it.



Since I cant get in there to thread it are there any other sort of union options so I can ge this pipe to where it needs to go?



Thanks!

josh

Comments

  • threading hidden pipe

    can the pipe be moved up and down, to give clearance for threading? there are hand threaders available cheaply at harbor freight, or rentable. generally i don't like cheap tools, but in this case, you will never want to hand thread a pipe again! alternatively, the old pipe could be removed in sections, and replaced by a series of 6 ft. nipples, joined by couplings--nbc
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,428
    edited September 2009
    If you have access to a welder

    you could weld a flange on it, then continue the pipe with a threaded flange. Have someone standing by with a fire extinguisher if you go this route.



    Make sure the pipe didn't get cut off somewhere in the wall!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • JN
    JN Member Posts: 28
    im in luck

    I found a coupling in the wall that i can get a wrench on! 
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,428
    Great!

    let us know how you make out.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
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