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Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by macka09, Jan 8, 2017.

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  1. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hi guys.

    I normally only work on domestic stuff so all my tools are obviously geared to that.
    My question is what sort of tools do you guys use for working with 54mm compression fittings? And copper threads?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don't normally use compression on 54 mm but Stilsons 24-36" anything bigger compression wise is different and has bolts instead of one nut (like a flange)

    but it press or soldered normally

    But most is like domestic but bigger

    You can hire threading machines from bss etc have a look on the rems site
     
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  3. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Sorry mate.

    What I meant was. On a domestic valve you'd just use your adjustable and grips. Where's as the ISO valves I'll be using on site are used with a male copper thread both sides.
    [​IMG]. As there 54mm would you still use stilsons on the copper? Just worried they may round them off a bit.
     
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  5. johnf
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    johnf Active Member

    2ft stilsons and loctite 577
     
  6. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Loc 55 and boss white
     
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  8. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    on heating ok on domestic water no just use loc 55
     
  9. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Yes it's just domestics.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    worth while investment its down to you stils or them
     
  11. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    hot and cold? if so non as boss white isnt allowed on hot and cold pipework due to not wras approved and water board are taking a big stance on it this year
     
  12. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Hmm. I'll have to check what paste we're using on the job just to be sure, but yes it is hot and cold.
     
  13. ShaunCorbs
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    boss green is ok for hot and cold (wras approved)
     
  14. Dotty
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    Dotty Guest

    24's and jet blue....
     
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  15. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Is the copper thread liable to cross if tightened to much? I'm just thinking that copper is quite soft
     
  16. snowhead
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    Once it's started it won't cross.
    You'll struggle to cross thread 2" by hand
     
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  17. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    as above your more likely to snap the fitting
     
  18. snowhead
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    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Or your wrist..
     
  19. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    :) or drop the stile on your head if working above
     
  20. rpm
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    If in doubt about cross threading, unwind the connection until you hear a click then start to tighten again. Damaged to fittings can occur if the male bottoms out and you continue to over tighten.
     
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  21. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    What stilsons would you guys recommend?
     
  22. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Ridgid
     
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  23. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Any in particular?
     
  24. ShaunCorbs
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  25. scott_d
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    scott_d Plumber GSR

    [​IMG]
     
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  26. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    They look smart.
     
  27. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    [​IMG]
    Are these any good lads?
     
  28. FG28
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    FG28 New Member

    Go for the red handled version
    Much better imo
    Bit heavier but much more robust
     
  29. ShaunCorbs
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    did you find out what boss you were using mucca?
     
  30. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Yes mate. There's a couple on site. Theirs boss green and jet blue.

    I have a bad habit of calling most joint compounds boss white for some reason.
     
  31. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    there fine boss green is ****
     
  32. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Any recommendations for wide jaw adjustables? Like 42mm and above
     
  33. ShaunCorbs
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    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    42mm wide or for 42mm comp fittings?
     
  34. ShaunCorbs
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    42mm wide or for 42mm comp fittings?

    and stilsons if your on about 42mm fittings
     
  35. macka09
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    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Fittings mate. The stilsons seem to chew the fittings.
     
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