I might have overtightened a 3/4" female hose to 1/2" adapter to a Hose Y connector and when trying to remove the adapter came off with the Y hose adapter tread. I have no idea how to separate this now.

More pics here

Y connector

  • the part on the left ... please turn it over, and post a picture
    – jsotola
    Jan 7 '21 at 13:43
  • Added a link to more views of the adapter with y hose thread thing.
    – Rick
    Jan 7 '21 at 14:37
  • the Y adapter that I have was made with hex shaped holes in the threaded brass inserts, but sadly, yours does not appear to be the same way
    – jsotola
    Jan 7 '21 at 16:59
  • looking more closely at the second picture on Imgur, the hole does not appear completely round ... it could be a shadow .... is the hole round? ... it would be easier to see on the intact end of the Y adapter
    – jsotola
    Jan 7 '21 at 17:03
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    that is too bad .... one observation for the future ... do not use teflon tape, use a garden hose washer
    – jsotola
    Jan 7 '21 at 18:01

I'll bet the part on the left looks like the part on the right. One can see the bearing surface on the left which contacts the ball valve. Comparing it to the right side, it appears that the insert is threaded and was unscrewed rather than the desired hex item. Consider to apply a bit of thread locker to the external threads on the item on the left, taking care to restrict it to those threads, or apply thread locker to the internal threads on the left side, without getting any on the ball assembly.

As you should never need to open that section again, red (permanent) thread locker may be a good choice. Blue (temporary) thread lock could break free. After allowing the assembly to cure for an appropriate time (read and follow all label directions), you should be able to remove the hex item as originally desired.

  • I haven't considered that since I actually have red Locktite thread locker. I'll try that. How long should I wait to try to disassemble the adapter?
    – Rick
    Jan 7 '21 at 14:36
  • Search engine says red Loctite cures fully in 24 hours
    – izzy
    Jan 7 '21 at 15:03
  • I'll let it cure and try to remove tomorrow. Will update.
    – Rick
    Jan 7 '21 at 17:54
  • It worked perfectly. I added the pictures to the album. Thanks!
    – Rick
    Jan 8 '21 at 18:26

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