How to: Roll a Groove in a Pipe Using RIDGID
Posted by Mark Hunter - April 18, 2011
Fire sprinkler engineers, among others, need to create a lot of mechanical joints in metal pipe. This allows them to connect the pipe work together than feeds high pressure water into a sprinkler system.
In order to fit theámechanicalájoints, the engineers need to roll groove the pipes, so we asked Mike from RIDGID to demonstrate how to make roll groove a pipe using two tools from RIDGID:
- RIDGID 300 compact threading machine, capable of handling 1/8" - 2" pipe (that's 3mm - 50mm in new money), driven by a 38rpm spindle attached to a 1/2 HP motor
- RIDGID 916 roll groover
A couple of points worth remember from the video;
- pull the pipe back towards you and run the motor of the 300 compact threader in reverse
- use a foot switch!
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