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Old 10-30-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Running black pipe or galvanized flush to wall


I've seen some vids on youtube of some gas pipe installs, in which the black pipe is running flush to a wall, either horizontally or vertically, all around a room. It looks very neat, but it's never explained how they do it. Because the pipe is so rigid, I don't see how you could fit a pipe wrench around the fittings and turn them tightly, when they are right up against the wall.

I'd guess you could "muscle" the pipe out of line enough to turn a fitting, but that would seem like it would risk damaging the threaded joints already made.

Am I overlooking something?

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Ayuh,.... My guess is, most of it is pre-assembled, 'n then hung on the wall,.....
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Ayuh,.... My guess is, most of it is pre-assembled, 'n then hung on the wall,.....
But then it has to be attached at one end, to the incoming pipe/fitting supplying the gas/liquid, etc. That would require turning the entire assembly as one piece. But tightening just the first pipe/fitting of what you made on the ground would loosen it from the assembly.
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Ayuh,.... There's Gotta be unions in it somewhere,...
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Either unions like mentioned or they put a few parts together and then secure it to the wall. Put a section of pipe together and then whatever fittings and then loosely secure to wall and keep going and then go back and tighten everything to the wall.
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Ayuh,.... There's Gotta be unions in it somewhere,...
Here are two vids to show what I mean. There are no unions used.


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You put it together as you go but don't support it tight to the wall until you are done.
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You put it together as you go but don't support it tight to the wall until you are done.
That's about it- takes practice and a couple other trade secrets
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Sorry but plumbers are not made in a single year. It takes many years to even get to take a test.
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All that nice pipe work and the low voltage run in crappy smurf tube


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OK. Thanks everyone.
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Its not flush if it has fittings like it does they will hold the pipe out far enough to tighten. Those gas lines are very low pressure, a large wrench is not required to tighten.
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