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Thread: unscrewing pipes: counter or clockwise?

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    Default unscrewing pipes: counter or clockwise?

    Ours are so tightly screwed that I can't get then to budge, and now can't remember the rules for counter or clockwise.

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    DIY Senior Member Rich B's Avatar
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    Lefty-Loosey Righty-Tighty

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    Depends on which way you're looking, and which part you're talking about.

    For standard, right hand threaded fittings:

    Pipe, one end close to you, fitting at far end of pipe. Turn pipe clockwise into fitting; CCW to remove from fitting.

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    My brother just picked up the 15 amp version of the sawzall...you NEED 15 amps!!

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    My Porter-Cable Tiger Saw will also do the job. About connecting and disconnecting pipe. It works exactly the same as a hose connecting to a faucet or another hose. Also, nut and bolts turn the same direction (although there are special applications that use left-hand threads)

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    I always remember it like I'm taking off a pop bottle lid ...

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