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  • Westbrass pot filler question

    I ordered a Westbrass pot filler and taking an advanced look at the instructions online it says it comes with a 1/2” NPSM nipple (straight threads).

    Has anyone installed one of these? Is it just the end that goes into the faucet and the other end is NPT?

    Where would I get NPSF fittings?
    Last edited by rick-l; 12-13-2009, 05:56 PM. Reason: add desc, grammer

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    Re: Westbrass pot filler question

    For mine I have not only set a F.I.P. drop eared ell screwed in with #10 X1" screws(not brittle easy snap drywall screws) I clamp the drop/riser/whip whatever you want to call the supply to the ell.
    Then penetrate with a 1/2" NPT through a 2X6 set flush with backside of drywall to recieve the four screws that will come with your filler.

    Most of the time the so called plumber just stubs out a nipple with innadequate support and the simple turning on of the water at full extension cracks the tile and grout.Thing flops around like a dead fish

    How'd I do

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    • #3
      Re: Westbrass pot filler question

      I went out to Lowes last night and pulled it down from the display and it definitely has straight threads. I e-mailed who I thought was the manufacturer who is apparently just a distributor and they were not very helpful.

      Will straight threads seal in a tapered fitting? why would they make it like that?

      My question:
      Your pot filler faucet says it comes with a 1/2" NPSM nipple (Straight thread). Is that just the side that goes into the faucet and the side that goes into the wall is a tapered NPT?

      What fitting is available for NPS female in the wall?
      Their response:
      The manufacturer recommends using silicone seal on the threads as a thread compound; although they say Teflon tape also works well when threading into a winged ell.

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      • #4
        Re: Westbrass pot filler question

        What I ended up doing was putting my pipe threader in a vise and putting a taper in the brass nipple.

        It had an interior hex in the end the faucet screws in. Of course it was .475 across the flats so I ground down a bolt with a half inch head so I could jam it in there and put a vise grips on the end of the bolt and turn it in the die (the threader hole is longer than the nipple).

        I was amazed at how easy the soft brass took threads.

        I still don't know why they made it so hard.

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        • #5
          Re: Westbrass pot filler question

          Learned something new here!!!

          "Pot filler" I thought you talking about one of these

          http://www.tpub.com/content/UFC1/ufc...0_13fn0192.htm

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          • #6
            Re: Westbrass pot filler question

            the straight threads allow for the pot filler to easily screw flush with the wall. sometimes a 1/2'' + or - is a bit long or short for a pressure fitting to fit tight to the wall. tub spouts are the exception as there is no real pressure on the spout when it's on or off.

            silicon is a way to glue and seal it to the set depth.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Westbrass pot filler question

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              the straight threads allow for the pot filler to easily screw flush with the wall.
              The supplied nipple was 2 7/8 inches of straight threads. I couldn't find a winged ell that had straight threads and didn't feel right putting the straight threads into the tapered fitting. Was this feeling misguided?

              The faucet end is deeply threaded. I got some locktite thread sealant for the faucet end.

              another Rick
              Last edited by rick-l; 12-27-2009, 02:24 PM.

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