1. GLT

    Water Softener Pipe Threads: Tapered or Straight?

    I installed a new softener and used 1 inch PEX to run new water lines. All went great, except for two very slow leaks between water softener connecter and the brass female pipe (NPT) to PEX fitting. Leaks about 1 drop every 5 minutes, tightening the fittings has not really changed the rate. The...
  2. Richard C Thorne

    NPT Male to NPS Female

    Hi, I have a brass utility tub faucet that has 1/2" female IPS Unions. I am using Sharkbite fittings and the closest I can find is a mnpt sharkbite. Can I join the male mnpt to the female IPS? If not, what other solutions ae available? Thanks Rich
  3. caddywhompus

    Pool Heater addition inline

    I have a Coleman 16' x 48" pool that I am adding a pool heater to. I am having issues finding the right fitting to create a nice watertight seal. The threads on the pool pump outlet are 2" NPT male with a gasket. The threads on the matching flex tube are a 2" NPT female, with a flat surface for...
  4. Karl Baker

    Brass fittings leak

    I ran all the pex and put valves on the end to test for leaks. I had no leaks, system worked as planned. Then the drop ear elbows came along with the brass nipples and 1/4 turn valves so I assembled everything and had nothing but leaks. Every brass fitting connection point leaked. I put...
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