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plumbing question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mechted, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    what is the tightening torque for 1.5" ID stainless steel?
    this would be for a fitting to pipe connection
    i need a value (or a guess) for an engineering report and cant find jack on the net
    thanks
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    As in a threaded fitting?
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yep. i know in practice most people torque to a point where it feels good and is aligned, and rely on the interference fit of the threads to make the seal, but is there an actual torque spec range for that?
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I was gonna say that I seem to remember that all Schedule 40 and 80 fittings between 1 and 2 inch shouldn't be tightened to more than 200 Ft./Lbs. However, I checked around and found the answer for you......

    Click HERE and scroll down to the steel chart.

    Hope this helps, brother.
     
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    thanks :)
     

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