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Old 01-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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I have the box in the photo that I want to connect to 1/2 CPVC water lines. The valve connections are machined inside to solder to copper. I want to use the outside threads and use a Metal/CPVC female adapter but not sure if these threads will work. Are they 1/2 inch pipe threads. The CPVC female adapter in
Photo seems to go on OK but I want to use one of those that has a factory Metal to CPVC connection and screws on like the plain CPVC female in photo.

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I'd solder a female adapter then use a male CPVC adapter. Screwing brass into plastic is asking for trouble. Plastic into brass is less likely to fail.

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Thanks. I was hoping to avoid soldering but like you said I don't like the brass into the plastic female adapter. I guess my main question is what kind of threads are those? If compatable with female 1/2 inch pipe, Lowes sells a metal female factory fused to a female CPVC.

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Ayuh,.... I believe the threads are straight 1/2" pipe, rather than tapered pipe,....

It'd take an o-ring/ gasket type fittin', rather than pipe dope,....
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Most of the ones I've seen are running threads, not IPS. I've seen people jam copper female adaptors on there and get them to seal. I wouldn't try it though. If you really really don't want to solder they make those boxes with PEX outlets. Get one and use a pex female adapter and a CPVC male adapter to convert over. You'd have to invest in a pex crimper though. I'd suggest just finding someone to make the sweat connections for you or getting what you need to do it and learning how.
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Most of the ones I've seen are running threads, not IPS. I've seen people jam copper female adaptors on there and get them to seal. I wouldn't try it though. If you really really don't want to solder they make those boxes with PEX outlets. Get one and use a pex female adapter and a CPVC male adapter to convert over. You'd have to invest in a pex crimper though. I'd suggest just finding someone to make the sweat connections for you or getting what you need to do it and learning how.
That would be the safest thing to do. I can easily find someone to solder for me. I can gas weld and would feel confident to do it if I had the stuff needed but for two joints I will just get someone to do it for me.

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