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johnny01
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎12-15-2008
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Cannot connect fittings in tube and pipe

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11-19-2009 08:31 AM
Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? I have a pipe run and have inserted a flange and a valve. I want to connect the two but I can't. When I use connect fittings it will not connect them. If I insert the valve off the pipe run and then connect fittings, it connects the valve to the cross fitting below the flance. See picture. I tried deleting the dimension to the node point for the valve insertion into the line but the valve still seems to be grounded.

any help is greatly appreciated.
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thaddeus
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Registered: ‎02-12-2004
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Re: Cannot connect fittings in tube and pipe

11-19-2009 08:44 AM in reply to: johnny01
Johnny

I have never used piping, but I question whether there is room enough for two flanges between existing flanges,
something to look at.
Maybe a custom machined close coupling?

Thaddeus
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johnny01
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Registered: ‎12-15-2008
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Re: Cannot connect fittings in tube and pipe

11-19-2009 08:48 AM in reply to: johnny01
Thanks, but there is room. I just need to slide the flanged valve down and connect to the existing flange in there.
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