How damaged are these threads.

Country Dirt Kid

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I am in the middle of driving a sandpoint well. It was going so good and then the drive coupling of the pipe loosened up while I was pounding and now the threads are distorted. After looking at these pictures, what are my options? I'm thinking
-use it anyway
-buy a tap and chase the threads
-cut the pipe and cut new threads
-give up
 

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Scott Danforth

Grumpy old guy who plays with boats
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do you have a pipe die set? that is what i would do, start the die, cut about 2 new threads, cut off the excess length above the die, and back the die off.

just be advised, your not looking at a cheap die, you will need a quality die. one that does not say "made in china"
 

dingbat

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Tapered pipe threads. Not bad at all...

Grind off the top distorted thread(s). Taper the end just a wee bit and it will thread right back on.

Use pipe sealer if you need a water proof connection
 

bigdee

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If you do not have access to a die just use a triangular file to dress up threads.
 
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