Questions tagged [threading]

The art of creating and repairing threads on fasteners, and holes to take those fasteners.

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Use a tap on a die?

I bought some cheap and very cheese-grade metric taps and dies in a set. In short, they're about par for the source. Should a die fit over a tap of the same spec ? I guess they should not fit ...
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What is the significance that “no blade is involved” in threading pipe?

Lowe's (a big US chain home improvement store) offers black iron pipe cutting and threading services to customers. Basically they sell the pipe & will alter it for you. From their website in the "...
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Slight plumbing leak in 1930s threaded pipes

I have a 1930s-era house with generally galvanized plumbing. The water-in line is a straight vertical pipe, except for this section which is perpendicular (and copper). The loop part is marked "...
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Does unthreaded portion of bolts fit through hole?

I'm getting replacement for some M5 x 30mm hex bolts. The original ones are fully threaded, i.e. the whole shank length. The ones I can find have an unthreaded portion (i.e. grip) but their overall ...
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How to straigthen the twine curls/wraps [closed]

I have a thread cone like this which I need to load into net needle. The issue is after I have pulled some thread from the cone, the thread becomes too curly and tangled, it tries to wrap around it ...
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What can I use to hold an iron rod Torchiere lamp section to the pre-wired lower iron rod threaded bolt that won't tighten securely?

I purchased a pre-wired Torchiere floor lamp that attaches together in sections of hollow iron rods that each have a smooth end and a threaded bolt on the other end. On one of the iron rods the thread ...
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Removing/re-seating threaded rod for cabinet leg

I bought some cabinet legs along with 90 degree mounting plates from Ebay (I know, what was I expecting)... 2 of the legs are good, threads seated correctly, 1 is a little off but I can live with it; ...
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Faucet-mount filter thread/size incompatibility

I am trying to install a Culligan FM-25 filter onto a faucet, and it does not seem to fit. I am able to screw on the filter, but it is not secure, and water bubbles/sprays out the top. It appears that ...
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How to replace threaded metal shower drain?

After removing a leaking shower base in a house built in the 1980s, I ran into this threaded metal sewer end with what appears to be plastic inside. I was able to un-thread the old metal shower drain ...
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What are the exact measurements of this pipe thread?

I would like to 3D print something that fits into this threading: For that I would need the exact measurements of that thread, but without knowing what the standard is called it's hard to look them ...