barrel nipple meaning
A barrel fitting threaded at each end.
- The barrel nipple will be a sliding fit over the brass ferrule, and can thus rotate, to ensure alignment of the nipples at each end of the cable, and avoidance of twisting of the inner cable.
- It may have a hexagonal section in the center for wrench to grasp ( sometimes referred to as a " hex nipple " ), or it may simply be made from a short piece of pipe ( sometimes referred to as a " barrel nipple " or " pipe nipple " ).
- Failing that you could purchase a 3 / 4 " black iron or brass nipple ( either a barrel nipple or a running nipple ) but in all honesty, I'd just buy extra long washing machine hoses .-- talk ) 08 : 51, 12 May 2015 ( UTC)