Risers are my application. I am wondering if you or others here can point me toward the best solution for threading 1/2" pvc. On the Ridgid site, I found the 12-R with the 83460 die head.
The problem for me is that the best solution has to include a low price tag. I cannot justify the cost of a new 12-R plus die given my extremely limited budget and the nominal amount of threading I would have need for. At most I would need to thread 10 to 12 sections of pvc per year, many years the total would be 0 (zero).
I think I saw reference to the Ridgid 515 also having the ability to thread pvc, but found less information about this tool in comparison to the 12-R. So I don't know if the 515 is something I should be looking at or not.
If someone has ideas including (gulp) possibly a much cheaper/inferior but servicable solution - I'd love to hear of it. For now, I will simply use the pvc adapters for faucets and I will be watching ebay for a low-priced 83460 to pass by. Certainly I can live with the pvc adapters, but I am always looking for a better solution and being able to exclude the adapter from the design is something I would like to accomplish.
tom, i think only sch 80 can be field threaded. i don't believe you're allowed to thread sch 40 pipe.
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the in wall piping is usually pvc here. so threading the pvc is easier in that application. Now, were it cast iron, yeah, you'd be right on the money
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a s/80 nippel can be cut and glued into a slip coupling . i just had to do this on a pool boiler.
Does anyone know:
What happens if you try to use the standard Ridgid HS or alloy 12R dies to thread PVC? I assume the pitch and taper of the PVC thread is the same as galv or brass, what goes wrong with threading the PVC pipe?
I also just use my standard dies when I need to thread PVC. I do that about once a month and never have any problems with it.
Usually all I thread is 3/4" schedule 80 PVC. It goes so easy I can just turn the die by hand to thread it.