I need to draw welded carbon steel pipe 2 inches and above. I have modified the standard pipe transition to be a little longer to look a little better. I have modified the standard pipe elbow to have a 1.5R radius. But the standard tee is not good because it is x by x by x, and when faced with a smaller side outlet it automatically places a reducer there.
So I am using the threaded reducing tee. This family seems to work just like I want, and allows the side outlet to be smaller than my straight ends, but has been a pain for me to figure out how it works. When I remove the bulges on the ends that show the raised wrench rib, just when it starts to look better the pipes no longer end at the edges of the fitting, and instead end inside the tee.
What are you guys doing for welded fittings, and do you have any hints for what I should be looking for inside that threaded tee as I try to make it look like a welded tee?