Threading PVC?

How do I pur inside/outside threads on pvc pipe?


audreyobscura4 months ago

Your best bet is just buying threaded connectors and cementing them into the pipe.

If you really want to put threads on the outside of the pipe itself, I think you could do it with a wood threading kit? What size thread do you need?

I dont think you could with a metal pipe threading tool because the PVC is so much softer than metal, but then again, I've never tried.

I thread 1/2 " PVC all the time. I use plumber's dies take it very slowly backing off frequently to prevent the dies from getting clogged. Works well. Use teflon tape to assemble.

Plastic burns left from sawing can cause trouble. Outside the pipe they'll interfere with a good fit. On the inside they can collect and slow the water flow. You can remove them with a file or pocketknife, but sandpaper is easier to use and works great.