Female Socket Copper Thread

Female Socket Copper Thread

Female Socket Copper Thread. A threaded pipe is a pipe with a screw thread at one or both ends for assembly. Steel pipe is often joined using threaded connections, where tapered threads (in the US or Canada see National Pipe Thread, in Commonwealth Nations such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand see British standard pipe thread) are cut into the end of the tubing segment, sealant is applied in the form of thread sealing compound or thread seal tape (also known as PTFE or Teflon tape), and it is then threaded into a corresponding threaded fitting using a pipe wrench.

Threaded steel pipe is still widely used in many homes and businesses to convey natural gas or propane fuel, and is a popular choice in fire sprinkler systems due to its high heat resistance. Threaded brass pipe was once used in a similar fashion, and was considered superior to steel for carrying drinking water, but is now effectively obsolete.

Assembling threaded steel pipe takes some skill, plus careful planning to allow lengths of pipe to be screwed together in proper sequence. Most threaded pipe systems require occasional use of pipe union fittings to allow final assembly.

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