Imagine my delight!!


Picture the scene, a newly fitted 'hidden' cistern all boxed in and ready to plumb up to and tile in. I go to connect the water feed to the fill valve only to find none of my BSP fitiings match it. It is bigger than 1/2" (standard) and smaller than 3/4". So of to the plumbers merchant I go to get something suitable, three PM's all said "the computer says no", none had seen anything like it. In the last merchants an old guy comes in looks at it and says "Chuck that f*****g in the bin and put a standard Fluidmaster type on. Sh*tty Chinese sh*te". He had a few of these in various toilets he had fitted and done just that. So of I go home with a 1/2" Fluidmaster valve in hand and job done. Just out of interest anybody know what thread it could be it measures O/D = 23.4mm Core = 21.8mm and it is 14 TPI?
Cheers
John
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I don't have the answer, but I've had similar problems with sink wastes.
SWMBO bought some fancy Italian underslung sinks for the new granite worktops from a UK Internet site. They came with matching wastes. I come to hook it all up, and find that there is no trap available in this country which will make up to the waste. At our local plumbers merchant, as soon as I walked in holding it he eye-balled it and said "Fancy Italian sink, huh? No chance. Just chuck the waste away and replace it with a standard one." Which I did. I was one of very many he had seen recently with this problem.
Was a bit of a hassle, though, since it was difficult to get one with the correct overflow fittings too.
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Ron





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That ain't standard!
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???
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Sorry, guess I was stating the b*&$y obvious there!
A link for you:-
http://www.engineershandbook.com/Tables/tapdrill.htm
Your size ain't here so.......it ain't standard.
Al
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Could there be an American influence here? I had a similar problem on a truck I owned until recently, the hydraulic fittings were BSP, the air fittings were NPT, that's the American stuff. Not far out, but not interchangeable.
Steve
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