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Where or is there a place that makes these?
I need to get on to 1/2 galv (compression) and then transition to 1/2 cts (fip or mip).
The galv has been cut and already has a dresser coupling (repair pvc). But when I do what I need to do, I will have to take it apart and put back (new one) and I don't want to use that style.

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You could use a 1/2" galvy dresser coup. with a 1/2 brass nipple.
 

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Cant thread old galvy so if your going to repair it the dresser coupling if properly installed will outlast the pipe or whats left of it.
 

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Cant thread old galvy so if your going to repair it the dresser coupling if properly installed will outlast the pipe or whats left of it.
I never had trouble cutting old galvanized and threading it. I have had people call me all the time to install a ice maker line for them, and since saddle fittings are illegal here in Illinois, I just cut the old galvanized line thread it and put in a tee with a threaded union. No issues ever.
 

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Yeah I guess galvy doesn't rust in IL. I heard only the best galvy pipe went to IL. iIguess that proves it.
 

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Yeah I guess galvy doesn't rust in IL. I heard only the best galvy pipe went to IL. iIguess that proves it.

Sarcasm noted.

I have came across some galvanized pipe that had a leak in it, I just unthreaded it out from the fittings and replaced it with a new piece and a union. I never liked the dressler couplings, I will do anything I can do to avoid using them.
 

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Yeah I guess galvy doesn't rust in IL. I heard only the best galvy pipe went to IL. iIguess that proves it.
Must be, I have worked in high rises that have had the same galvanized risers in them for over a hundred years. Maybe it only goes bad when you exceed fifty floors.
 

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dressers ok if you restrain the pipe but yeah i would rather just replace it. Somtimes its so far gone tho. I'll use a dresser for a temp fix and with galy water pipe around here the glavy is so bad anyway that its for sure temporary
 

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My deal is:
It has already been cut. There are the H&C lines feeding upstairs and are between floor joist and right above a beam. I am repiping her basement only. There are dressers already there but I don't like them. As mentioned, I am afraid they will blow apart. Where they are located I can't get a threader in there. I have one and it won't work. I want to get the fittings before I start.

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Other than myself and my family, I have never heard anyone one else call them by there proper name until now.

Heh.. I never use dressler couplings, I fire up the pipe threader and put some threads on that there pipe.
 

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It's the Lake Michigan water. Ron and KTS both work primarily in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Galvanised lasts a long time there. When you get out a little south, most of the municipal wells are in limestone formations. Joliet is full of old limestone quarries. I have run into 50 year old galvanised water lines that are still good, but the drains don't last as long.
 

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if you have to use a compression fitting on galv. try a "ford" or "muller" coupling had them to 210# in a 2"pvc 90 left it over night to prove a point and I was right they held. I gave up on dresslers long ago. But first i'd try threading the pipe.
 

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if you have to use a compression fitting on galv. try a "ford" or "muller" coupling had them to 210# in a 2"pvc 90 left it over night to prove a point and I was right they held. I gave up on dresslers long ago. But first i'd try threading the pipe.
I asked a salesman of mine about the Fords. Smallest they come in is 3/4. Thats is what I was wanting.

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It cant blow apart if you restrain the pipe. The couplings job is to seal the pipe,not hold it together.
 

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WOOOOHOOOO! I think I found them. I ordered 6 to have some on hand.

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Song Dog
 
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