I have to make a flat plate, maybe 2x4", with a couple of threaded holes in it.
This much I know how to do with great certainty. I also need to have a pipe
handle coming off the plate at a narrow angle, 25-30° and I'd like to be able to
unscrew the pipe. What I was thinking of doing was cutting a pipe coupler at the
right angle and welding it to the plate. However, all the pipe couplers I see
appear to be cast iron. Further, none appear to be long enough. I'd like to find
a 3/4" NPT coupler made of steel that is about 3" long. Now, I am capable of
taking a piece of 1½" round steel and boring it out and tapping one end 3/4"
NPTF but I'd really rather not, it's a lot of work and I don't know if I have a
tap wrench big enough.
I looked at McMaster (handy reference) and they show no extra-long couplers.
Lots of ways to skin a cat, of course, I could just cut the pipe itself at an
angle and weld it to the plate, but it would be nice to be able to remove it if
I needed to.
16 years ago