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rogerdleonard

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the exhaust pipe on my 106 blew out the other day and looks as though the threads on the pipe are worn off. i have another pipe with perfect threads and want to use it. some the threads on the motor look okay but some are flattened and could really use a chasing. i am pretty sure this is 1.25” npt. anyone have any idea where i could get a chaser that size? harbor freight looks like it stops at 1”. th ones i find online look like all metric
 

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Its a pipe thread.. Maybe a local plumber can help you out if you take it to him.. They usually have pipe threaders and taps on hand..
 

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You may want to check again. I am almost positive a 1 1/2" NPT tap will work for a 7,10,12, and 14 hp Kohler. At least the OEM 90 degree elbow fits all of them.
I am sitting her looking at my pipe tap now.
Here is the info on the tap. (This may help you in looking online for it.)

GREENFIELD
EM-SS
1-11 1/2 NPT (maybe the 11 is threads per inch)
HSS-E
JAPAN V7
 

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I thinnk they are 1" pipe threads. Isn't it 1" pipe that fits into them?
 

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Thanks for clearing that up Ed.
 

rogerdleonard

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You may want to check again. I am almost positive a 1 1/2" NPT tap will work for a 7,10,12, and 14 hp Kohler. At least the OEM 90 degree elbow fits all of them.
I am sitting her looking at my pipe tap now.
Here is the info on the tap. (This may help you in looking online for it.)

GREENFIELD
EM-SS
1-11 1/2 NPT (maybe the 11 is threads per inch)
HSS-E
JAPAN V7
thanks for the info. i said 1.25 because that’s what it looks like it measures diagonally across the threads but from what i have since read online is that npt size is not physical size. before i spend 45 bucks on one of these can you double check that number? i really appreciate it.
 

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Thanks Ed!
That's what I get for posting late in the day! :errrr: No fun getting old.

Roger,
The info on the tap is correct. Checked it again to be absolutely sure. :bluethumbsup:
If you lived nearby, you could borrow mine. ;)
 

rogerdleonard

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thanks guys. ya i will probably use it once or three times and it will join the rest of my tools of that category. lol
 

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FYI - A regular tap my not have enough clearance to work... They are good for thru holes but they have a tapered point on the end that my not let you get in far enough.. For this you need a bottom end tap ,some call them a bottoming taps that have less taper and a flat nose and can cut farther in the hole.. They are more expensive than a regular tap.. Maybe check with others that have tried this
before you buy a tap..
 

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Kevin,
Pipe taps usually have a flat end. :bluethumbsup:

Roger,
Only three times? Don't bet on it. :roflol:
I will bet you will use it that much in one year. You know yellow and white fever lasts a long time! :old: :cubwinker:

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Marty, all taps have a flat end.. That is a regular tap you are holding.. A bottoming tap looks much different...
 

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Not all of them! :errrr: The previous pic is a 1" pipe tap.
Here is a pic of some "regular" taps that I have. No flat ends here.

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You can buy some tapping oil like "Rapid Tap," but I just used a little PB Blaster. When tapping a hole or refurbing threads, I always run the tap in about 1/8 to 1/4 turn. Then back it out just a little more than that. Then go back in about that much more. It really depends on what size tap. The smaller the tap, the greater a chance of breaking it off in the hole.
 

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Those are thru hole taps Marty.. of course those won't work.. As for oil you can use tap oil, Marvel Mystery Oil, Or and light cutting oil works well...
 

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Pipe taps are tapered so I don’t think there is a bottoming tap for pipe like there is for straight threads. The measurement for pipe taps is the inside diameter of the pipe. 1” I.D. pipe tap is probably close to 1 1/4” O.D.. The Harbor Freight 1” pipe tap with 11 1/2 tpi is probably what you need. Bottoming taps are usually for straight threads such as bolts in castings with blind holes.
 

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A short piece of pipe with a cut from a cut off wheel will also clean threads, the cut need to be angled from top to bottom.
 
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