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  • 819 nipple chuck to tighten close nipples?

    Hey all, Just bought my first ridgid nipple chuck for my 300 machine and was wondering if you could use the 819 to tighten fittings like 90s tees etc onto short nipples @ machine "maybe this would save me some cranking on my ladder" Any thoughts? Thanks

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    Re: 819 nipple chuck to tighten close nipples?

    haven't tried it, but i would say no. although the torque to thread the nipple is more than to tighten the nipple and fitting, the die head applies even pressure while still centering the nipple in the chuck.

    with a pipe wrench, the fitting / nipple is torqued and not centered.

    i doubt that you will damage the nipple chuck, i think you will just tear out the remaining few pipe / nipple threads holding in the chuck.

    time to get morris out of his retirement

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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