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Old 09-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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If an open end on a T is threaded and a plug is going in, do you always tighten the plug by turning left, or are some different ?

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Righty = Tighty

Lefty = Loosey

All standard pipe fittings, plumbing parts & nuts, bolts and screws are this way in North America (and most of the rest of the world).

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No offense, but if you don't know the answer to this question then you have no business working on a gas line.
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Thanks for the response, guys.

When the fellow came from the gas company, of course it was still leaking. It just wouldn't get tight enough. But I felt better when he couldn't fix it either. He tried to tighten the plug. He tried to remove the sleeve and put on a cap. He put the sleeve back on with a new nipple and and closed that. But nothing seemed to stop the leak.

Needless to say he had to turn the gas off and I am stuck calling furnace repair man. I guess when things are really old, they just don't cooperate. My house is 153 years old and I would have no clue how old the pipes are to the old fireplaces. I only know that they haven't been used for decades.

The other two that were leaking checked out just fine.
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No offense, but if you don't know the answer to this question then you have no business working on a gas line.
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Take it easy nasty boy.
Let's settle down on the name-calling. My post was not offensive, people who mess with gas piping without being experts is a recipe for disaster.
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Let's settle down on the name-calling. My post was not offensive, people who mess with gas piping without being experts is a recipe for disaster.
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