A properly assembled pipe fitting with a round or two of tape should be able to be tightened one full turn past hand tight. Since our equipment is low pressure this will definately be tight enough to prevent leaks and not require "popeye" arms to loosen or tighten. Try using about a 12 Inch pipe wrench and see if that won't line you up. Just remember do not go past where you want it to be or you will have to do it all over again. Hope this helps.