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amakarevic 05-22-2007 10:41 PM

Conundrum: Untwisting a cast iron T
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please consider the illustrated T. i can untwist the left (9-o'clock) because it is sawed off further to the left (not in pic). but how the heck do you detach the 12- and 3-o'clocks because turning either in the direction that will untwist it from this joint will be tightening it further on the other end ?

i hope i do not have to saw it.

i have always asked myself this question before i got the house and now it has escalated into an actual conundrum.

i am sure you'll have an answer ...


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send_it_all 05-22-2007 10:55 PM

I would saw through the "12:oclock" piece. Then do whatever work you need to do. Put it back together and replace the sawn 12:o clock piece with 2 nipples and a union. (it looks like there is a coupling a foot away or so). You should be able to have the nipples custom cut to length so they fit right if necessary.

Ishmael 05-23-2007 09:43 PM

Two words:
Dresser couplings:thumbsup:

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