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Red Brass Pipe Fitting, Nipple, Schedule 40 Seamless, NPT Male

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Price: $1.21 - $480.95
Product Specifications
Brand Name Merit Brass
Material Type Brass
Nominal Wall Thickness 40
Specification Met ASTM B-687-88
System of Measurement Inch
Pressure Rating Class Not Rated
Shape Nipple
Style Name Threaded
UNSPSC Code 40170000

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Product Features

  • Nipple for connecting and extending pipes
  • Male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting female threaded pipes
  • Made from brass for higher corrosion resistance than steel
  • Made of Alloy 230 from seamless red brass pipe for greater ease in machining than yellow brass
  • Meets NSF/ANSI 61 for use in drinking water supplies of pH 6.5 and higher

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  • ASIN: B004XEKN42
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The Merit Brass nipple is a seamless schedule 40 red brass pipe fitting with male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for connecting and extending female threaded pipes. The fitting has NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads. Made of red brass, this schedule 40 seamless nipple is easier to clean than regular brass and more corrosion resistant than stainless steel. Seamless pipe is produced from a solid piece of metal that is heated and moved over a form until the steel is shaped into a hollow tube. It can withstand pressure better than ductile or welded pipes. The nipple meets standard NSF/ANSI 61 for use with drinking water supplies of pH 6.5 and higher and ASTM B-687 for quality assurance.

Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling flow, and changing the direction of piping in many different industries. When purchasing pipe fittings, consider the application, as this will affect material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are available threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).

Merit Brass manufactures pipe nipples following ISO 9001 standards for quality assurance. Family-owned since 1937, the company is based in Cleveland, OH. Merit Brass distributes pipe fittings to the United States and Canada.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ALAN WILLIAMS on March 24, 2014
Size: 1/4"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
This cost about one third as much as the local big store and I needed a bunch of them so I saved about 70%
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack W on May 10, 2013
Size: 2"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
Well, I never thought about ordering a pipe on Amazon ... Why not? It's hard to get a 2 inch pipe local. It showed up on time and its totally what it should be. I cut this into two pieces and it's good brass all the way through so far I can tell.
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By Tim TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 19, 2014
Size: 1/4"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
There's not a lot to write about a brass fitting if it's made properly and does what it's supposed to do, so this will be a very short review. These nipples aren't pressure rated, but I'm using them in a 185 psi air system and they're doing a great job so far. The threads are clean and absent of nicks or burs, and with a little Teflon tape, there's no detectable leaking whatsoever.

The best thing is that at $3.05 for a 1/4" x 6" and $1.30 for 1/4" x 2" (at time of purchase) and Prime shipping, these are about half the price of what my local hardware store wants for the same thing.
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By William S on September 14, 2014
Size: 1/4"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
I use a 1/4" brass pipe as a connection source for water well regulators. Being brass it is less likely of rusting shut and cause problems in the water regulating system.
These Red Brass pipes have clean, precision machined threads and even, blunt ends. These features can be appreciated when attempting to seal a thread to thread or end seal connection. The brass material holds up to very corrosive and abrasive water usage. Far superior to copper pipe and at this time, less expensive per application.
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Size: 1/4"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
It will work, I hope for the Propane high pressure side of a manifold. The threads are good, the material seems to be brass and hopefully capable of its rating. This seller had better materials then the others I have bought from, so sticking with them on anymore I may need.
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By Larry on March 14, 2014
Size: 1/4"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
good price for a product I needed, Not always easy to come across at the local Lowe's and more expensive when you do.
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By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2014
Size: 3/8"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
Higher quality than I expected; given the price. Threads were clean, no burrs anywhere.

Bought this ta the same time as a Mr. Buddy Heater and hose to get everything at the same time for a quick install.

Next time I'm looking for brass fittings, I'll definitely be looking at these again.
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By DK on November 27, 2013
Size: 1/8"Number of Items: 1 Verified Purchase
Exactly what I needed. Had obviously been on the stock shelf for a while because it had a good amount of oxidation, but no corrosion. Ran the threads through a NPT die to make sure the threads were good.
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