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fittings for brass pipe

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quack24
quack24 Member Posts: 74
does anyone know where to get a fitting that i can sweat onto 1/2 inch brass pipe ive seen them in use but never in a store or website

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  • quack24
    quack24 Member Posts: 74
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,426
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    Is it by any chance threaded? If so, it might be 3/8 NPT -- worth a try.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,613
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    They do make adapter you can sweat onto brass pipe but I have never used them. Might be less of a problem to just replace it with copper or..... thread it
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
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    I've used the brass adapters that slip over brass, and are sweated on, they work great, I have a couple in my fitting box that I haven't used in 25 years, you might find them at an old school Plumbing Supply store...

    Thanks, Bob Gagnon
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  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,440
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    1/2" sweat refrigeration fitting? Good flux and some silverbrite?
  • Lyle {pheloa} Carter
    Lyle {pheloa} Carter Member Posts: 57
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    The brass adapters Bobby's thinking about are called reamed adapters. Try Googleing them, I know Raven still manufactures them.
    Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,426
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    They’re called TP fittings, threadless pipe. I worked for a company in the city for a while, we used them all the time.
  • RomanP
    RomanP Member Posts: 102
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    TP fittings as said above. They sell TP by cooper adapters, or you can manufacture one by drilling out the threads on copper x female adapter
  • quack24
    quack24 Member Posts: 74
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    thanks everyone that is what i was looking for
    is a tp adapter the same as a reamed adapter
  • quack24
    quack24 Member Posts: 74
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    https://www.supplyhouse.com/Raven-LF12C12IPSRA-1-2-x-1-2-C-x-IPS-Reamed-Adapter-Lead-Free?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItPjNy8Kh2wIVQkOGCh3R2gVhEAQYBCABEgJ7SPD_BwE
    is the above link the right adapter i should be looking for

    it is not threaded it is copper looking pipe that is thick like brass that has soldered fittings
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heating
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    Reamed adapters, hmmmm, never knew that, Lyle wins the internet today...
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