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Brass Plumbing Union Restoration

The Headhunter Mach5 outlet fitting cracked which required breaking open the 3/4 brass union above it.  After replacing the cracked female to male part on the Headhunter the brass union would not seat and leaked.  There being no replacement near our location I went to NAPA and picked up some valve grinding compound. I used a small vice to hold the lower half and a cordless drill motor with duck tape over the chuck to grab the upper half.  With a small amount of lapping compound between the parts I was soon able to get the two parts well mated.  On reassembly no leaks with less torque on the mating ring as well.

Sandy and Bob McBratney
Previous owners of 2007 Newell #1202  "Boomer" 

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