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    HVAC HAWK
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    Rate Member posted 12-25-2005 08:46 PM
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    i have a ratchet threader die 12-r 1/2-2" and for as long as i know i have to take a file and file down the first thread . if i do not it may chew up the threads in side my fitting. any suggestions on what is causing the first thread to not get cut down. i do run the die so thread is past the die?? thanks i will not be around for a coupple days but will check in asap.
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    PLUMBER RICK
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    Rate Member posted 12-26-2005 11:08 AM
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    hawk, if it's doing it in all the sizes 1/2''- 2'', then i would look at the way you are cutting the pipe. i would think that a sawzall, chopsaw,portaband would do a clean cut. a 1 wheel pipe cutter will also do a clean true cut. but a 4 wheel pipe cutter is not designed for pipe fab work. the lack of rollers will cause the pipe to flare out and in.

    check back on the plumbing forum for a larger group of responces.

    rick.
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    posted 12-26-2005 09:47 PM
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    Like Rick asked is this on all sizes? How old is your set? When you ream your pipe do you end up with a slight flare?

    If you move this question up to the Plumbing Forums as Rick suggested then you will get much better response.

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    Charlie

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    the set about 20yrs old the dies are new and this has been happens for a long time .this happens with cuting with all cutters ,chop saw,band saw , pipe reamed or not etc. this is the 1st thread from the start to about 1/3 around. i just take a file and cut it off. if i did not do this this may eat up the inside threads 1 every 10 to 15 times. i learned to live with it just thought i asked. thanks i tell my help that there are no dumb questions and never say you know it all.
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    • #3
      this does happen with all sizes.
      Charlie

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      • #4
        This is an unusual thing. Since its on all sizes and all of the dies are new. Were the heads cleaned thouroughly before you set your new dies in place? If you had to force the retaining screws in place when reassembling your heads its possible the dies were not aligned properly. Judging by your posts you have been around enough to already know about this but I have to bring it up since it seems unusual to me.

        For 1 to 2 inch pipe I have often used the receding heads where you simply dialed in the size you wanted and did not have to change heads back and forth. Its possible, that since your equipment is twenty years old it might just be time to upgrade. If you are paying a man to file every thread or you have to stop and do it yourself then you are paying for new equipment anyway except you just don't get to have it.

        Plumbdog does a lot of threaded work and may be able to give you a better answer than Rick or myself.
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        • #5
          thanks i will see if we have newer threaders. thanks again hope to talk to you soon. charlie [img]smile.gif[/img]
          Charlie

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HVAC HAWK:
            thanks i will see if we have newer threaders. thanks again hope to talk to you soon. charlie [img]smile.gif[/img]
            I've never had a problem with new Rigid dies. I think your die-head may be bad.

            You mentioned that you have had this problem for years. Is it the same die-head?

            The dies will only work if installed in the correct order, and if the die-head seats them properly. This was covered by Plumber and Plumber Rick.

            Try the same dies in an alternate die-head and see what you come up with.

            The only other answers I would have would be:

            1) Severe lack of cutting oil.

            2) Bad cut (covered by the above plumbers).

            3) Bad pipe. If you are buying pipe from a less than quality supply house, try cutting and threading a nipple. If it functions ok, you will know that the pipe you are using is second rate. Particulatly if it is galvanized).

            the dog
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            • #7
              i think it may be the grade pipe and i know that when i get foreign fittingg this happens more. the cutter is set up ok i had other coworkers set it up to. i will try some newer threaders we have .thanks for your help
              Charlie

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