How do you get copper debris out of brass threads?
I screwed in a Home Depot Everbilt C604 3/4 male adapter into my NPT isolation valve. I could only get four or five threads, when I determined something was wrong and tried to pull it out. I had to use a pipe wrench on the last few turns and after struggling, finally got it out, though leaving behind half the threads.
Reading another post on this forum, I suspect the Everbilt was out of tolerance, but I am interested if others have an idea of what went wrong.