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Old 03-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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I have some large pipe on my well system and it has a bunch of nipples and valves. One nipple is bad in the center of the system. How do I replace it. seems like if I loosen one fitting another tightens.

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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Could you show us a picture? It's hard to make a suggestion without knowing exactly what you're talking about.

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Old 03-26-2010, 06:27 AM   #3
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That's what unions, slip couplings and the like are for.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:16 AM   #4
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you'll have to follow the line untill you get to either a union (it will resemble a big nut with a pipe threaded into each end) or a flanged joint.. (you must replace the gasket if you take the joint apart, Id suggest with a full face gasket as its easier to re-install) or you come to the end or beginning, my guess is its going to be closer to the end of the run.
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Depending on the length of the bad nipple: You could cut right through it, remove the two pieces, use two shorter nipples and a union for repair. David
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