Bungie the fitting you just described is called a “Dresser Coupling”
The problem with this type of fittings is most stumble bums who would resort to this type of repair would never spend the extra bucks to use a riser clamp on either side of it.
The Origional “drsser” company made a quality product but this is not the case with the cheap imports
Also We use a “Dresser” coupling on
a gas supply line BUT this has certain restrictions like being insulated and made to certain specifications.
I have found a lot of the cheap imports also fail causing lots of water damage BUT hey to each his own.