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Minimum thickness for a pipe fitting?

I need to thread a 1/4 bsp (M12) into a 4mm thick aluminium end plate. The working fluid is water at 90 degrees celsius. Is the end plate thick enough to adequately seal the flow or should I consider ...
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What is the best way to tap a tube into a cylindrical canister?

Recently I bought a copper water canister/ water bottle for a project I'm doing. I'm looking to use it to replace an inline filthy broken stock water-reservoir in my Samsung fridge. My fridge has a 5/...
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derive functions for generating projections for the interpenetration of two cylinders for making fittings

​ I want to make custom fittings for constructing large molecular models using copper tubing. I will need to cut a hole in one piece of tubing that will closely fit around another inserted piece. I ...
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Effect of reducing pipe diameter at the outlet

I am pumping various chemicals (oils, resins and solvents) over a distance of up to 12 metres. The inlet and outlet points are at the same height. For the majority of the distance, the pipework will ...
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What's the name of the valve that opens once pipes are mated?

I am building a wastewater system for my van (ie low pressure) and would like removable tanks for ease of emptying. I can shut off the inlet but would like to be able to drop them and automatically ...
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