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Ok, so I buy all the stuff to make my rotisserie about six months ago, and all I do is clean the stuff up using paint thinner. While cleaning one of the 36" x 3/4" pipes, I hold them up together and find one of them is a few inches shorter, so I have to take it back and get one that actually measures 36".
Decide last week I'm going to bang this job out and paint everything.
Start to try and put it together and find that the 3/4" tee will not attach to the 36" x 3/4" pipe on one end. It will start to thread/connect on the other. Take a closer look and the thread appears to be "smooshed" down at the top, so the tee keeps sliding off and never grabs to attach to the pipe.
I took it back to Home Depot without a receipt and painted and they swapped it out for another 36" x 3/4" pipe. Before prepping this one for paint, I try to attach a 3/4" tee to one side.
Take it off and try to attach to the other, and the same issue as the first pipe. Looks like the threads are "smooshed".
Anyone else have this issue or is there a way around it? Tee won't even start on the pipe to try and some how force it if that is even possible.
Also, when attaching the tees is there some kind of way to smooth the threading, like adding WD-40 or grease or something to get it to attach easier?[quoted image]
Clean up the start thread with a chisel, or just peel off the smashed area with pliers.
It doesnt have to be perfect to engage, just open.
Its soft steel.
Or go to home depot and run the end thru the die on their machine.
Pipe thread is tapered. It's not like a machine screw.
Its supposed to get tighter the deeper you go, so it seals.
Use pipe wrenches, big ones (12"or bigger) to get more leverage.
You can use any type of lubricant.
Pipe dope (rectorseal 5) is a lubricant and sealer.
But anything will work, lard, salad oil, motor oil etc...