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by VanTry2DIY
Wed May 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: well water smelling like metal...
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: well water smelling like metal...

Before full on replacement of the resin, you could try cleaning it with ResCare RK41N All-Purpose Water Softener Cleaner or an equivalent product. You'll add 1/2c of cleaner per 1lb of resin to the brine well or salt storage tank then initiate a manual regeneration on the softener (your owner's manu...
by VanTry2DIY
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sealing and insect-proofing house
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Sealing and insect-proofing house

Hi all, I am seeking any advice on a project we are undertaking to keep stinging insects from entering our house--we have consistently had issues since moving in 2.5 years ago with finding wasps and bees inside, and my wife is highly allergic. Would also like to see a reduction in our electric bills...
by VanTry2DIY
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

The cap seems to have worked! It was 1/2" galvanized pipe after all. I also invested in some heavier duty grey teflon tape as the white stuff seemed to be getting shredded by the fittings. No signs of leakage for about 30 minutes now. I'll be officially be out of the woods once I can confirm it stay...
by VanTry2DIY
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

One question Spruce and all, should I be allowing any cure time for the fittings before testing?
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

You guys were right--with some coercing I was able to get the angle valve on; I could feel the threads recontouring as it tightened. Still a slow leak with teflon/sealant and tightening it across all the remaining threads. Hopefully I can get it sorted tomorrow with a few more wraps of teflon and a ...
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

Since I get the old valve back on, is this a viable tool to tap the pipe?

https://m.harborfreight.com/6-piece-pip ... 20provided
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

I completely understand and should add a disclaimer that I am not up on plumbing terminology. As a test, I tried screwing on the old valve without success. I'm fairly certain there are breaks and collapsed portions in the nipples threads.
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

Here are the exact parts I attempted to use, very open to suggestions. Correction on the valve, it is a 1/2" compatible angle valve.
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

Thank you Spruce and Shannon for the input. After hacksawing off the worst of the unevenness, I've tried a 5/8" brass cap, a 5/8" flared brass cap, and a 5/8" steel ball valve (could not find steel caps at my Home Depot). Of those, only the flared brass cap would thread, and even with teflon plus pi...
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Re: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

Here's a couple shots of the left side nipple. Hard to tell from the pics, but the face of it is uneven. I'm wondering I can hacksaw it to be even while still having enough thread left for a cap.
by VanTry2DIY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple
Replies: 19
Views: 188

Capping unused galvanized pipe nipple

Good day all! Today, what should have been a simple reverse osmosis water filter system install under the kitchen sink has ballooned into a minor plumbing emergency thanks to my 49 year old house's galvanized pipes and questionable plumbing decisions by past owners. A short section of the cold water...