I recently stumbled across this group and it seems to be full of useful
information. I'm hoping that somebody can help with this question..
I'm fitting an in-wall cistern for a new WC. The instructions that came
with it are sparse to say the least. To connect to the cold water
inlet, an isolating valve is supplied, but I don't recognise the fitting
on the end. It seems to be a half inch thread with a fairly hard rubber
type ring about half way along which a 1/2" female connector cuts a
thread into. (If this description is not good enough and anyone is
sufficently interested then I could email a photo)
Do I just use a standard 1/2" female iron coupler (screwfix no 12341) to
connect this to the 15mm pipe?
Any help would be appreciated.
I suspect that the end is a 1/2" male BSP and the rubbery stuff is a
means of sealing it being equivalent to PTFE tape.
What I would do is to take it to a plumber's merchant or even DIY
store and find a female BSP to 15mm copper fitting as you say.
It might be an oddball thread but I doubt it.
Then wrap some PTFE tape on it anyway...... probably superfluous but
won't do any harm.
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
If you can run a 15mm compression nut onto the thread then it's 1/2" BSP,
and you should be able to get an adaptor between 1/2" Female BSP (aka FI or
Female Iron) and whatever you want to connect to (15mm
Totally superfluous - try it without!
Thanks for all of the advice.
The 1/2" female iron coupler had the correct thread. I thought that I'd
try it first without any PTFE tape and it worked fine - not a drop
leaked out so that's how I left it!
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