Could someone please post a definition of all these different types of
I have searched Google and have come up with some basic, but
It would also be a great addition to the FAQ.
All i have come up with;
BSP - British Standard Pipe. Parallel thread.
BSPT - BSP Tapered Thread.
What is the difference between a parallel and tapered thread? How,
looking at a male or female thread, would you determine this?
What part of a fitting, and how, would you need to measure to
determine the thread size.
What size and type of thread do you get on a 15mm compression coupler?
1/2" BSP Parallel Thread? The actual thread does not measure 1/2" but
the internal diameter of the 'pipe' does!
Do parallel male and female threads go together? Or is it parallel to
When should and should not a fibre washer be used?
PTFE or Sealing Compound?
What is a BS746 thread?
On 8 Jul 2003 08:26:29 -0700, in uk.d-i-y rich_ard email@example.com
Here's a few starting points...
Ian Wright's "A Compilation of Thread Size Information"
Maryland Metrics Screw threads, overview
Maryland Metrics Thread Identification Chart
Brian Morgan's Screw Thread Data
John Paquay's Wood Screw Sizes and Pilot Holes
If you give me the info you gather, I'll see what I can do.
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