Does anybody have any idea where I can get a fully threaded brass
pipe, 1/2" in diameter (5/8 on inside) that is 3.5" long? I have
tried hardware stores, plumbing supply houses etc but everybody wants
to know who made the faucet and it doesn't say on it...
1/2 Brass pipe for plumbing is very common. Home Depot, Lowes and any
plumbing supply house should carry plenty of Brass pipe & fittings.
Try here: http://www.clawfootsupply.com/product400
my local Salt Lake City favorite:
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This is called a "running thread".
This type of nipple is most common in the elec trade, where
galv steel nipples are used. A few faucet mfr's used them
in brass, but they are not common today and hard to find.
knows about them.
lists a brass running thread nipple
GOOGLE for more.
I guess it's just a brick and mortar store with no on-line ordering.
You'll probably have to use old technology to order from them. Maybe now
that you know the proper name for the piece, you may do better
calling/visiting plumbing suppliers in your area.
I never heard of that brand/type. I know that there is a difference
when you are talking about pipe and tubing sizes where tubing is
measured on the outside and pipe on the inside. But in any event, you
can't have a pipe or tube that is 1/2" diameter on the outside and 5/8"
diameter on the inside. Maybe if you switched those diameter
measurements, then yes.
They are made by the The Acme Manufacturing Company. IIRC the company
was founded by a guy named Mobius, but he lost it when he went on the
bottle again and didn't get around to business. See:
(I bought one there a few years ago. It makes a nice compliment to the
sterling silver Mobius strip napkin ring I picked up years ago.)
My name is Jeff Wisnia and I approved this message....
I don't know about brass pipe, but in Electrical Metallic Tubing, 1/2"
EMT has a 5/8" inside diameter. The nominal or trade size may differ
quite a bit from the actual measurements.
P.S. I'm guessing that in the case of EMT, the outside diameter was
set to coincide with Rigid Metal Conduit, which is measured by inside
diameter, but the EMT walls are alot thinner.
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