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    Hi,

    I have a question about the fittings of inlet tubes in faucets.

    Can i use according to ASME standart a 1/2"-14 NPSM female fiitings in the inlet tubes or do i have to use 1/2"-14 NPSM male just like in the attached picture?

    what is common in the US market?

    Thanks,

    Yoav
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  • #2
    Re: Inlet tubes fittings

    female. breid..................

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    • #3
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      we use 1/2'' female slip joint connectors. typically the stainless braided water flex connectors.

      what connection is sticking out of the wall at the shut off valve?

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Inlet tubes fittings

        Hi,

        Thanks for your reply.
        About your question - i am not sure what connection is sticking out of the wall at the shut off valve.
        I am selling faucets to the US market with inlet tubes that have 1/2"-14 NPSM male fittings because i was told that most of the connections sticking out of the wall at the shut off valve in the US are 1/2"-14 NPSM female.
        I want to know if i can sell faucets to the US market with inlet tubes that have 1/2"-14 NPSM female fittings according to what is common in the US and according to the ASME standart.

        Best regards,

        Yoav

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        • #5
          Re: Inlet tubes fittings

          the 1/2'' threaded shank on the faucet is pretty much the standard.

          the shut off valves that we connect to is usually a 3/8'' compression thread.

          but in california, it's more common to be a 1/2'' slip joint.

          remember if you want to sell to california, it has to be lead free.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Inlet tubes fittings

            Don't mix apples and oranges here. The shanks on faucets, until this year, have always been 1/2 inch STRAIGHT threads. This means you didn't screw on female tapered pipe fitting, you used some kind of ridgid or fixed tube with a gasket. The nipple coming out of the wall is copper....connect with sweat or compression valve; OR it is TAPERED pipe thread. Connect to valve or fitting which is TAPERED pipe thread.


            NOW, as for 2010, MANY brands of faucets now have long flex lines factory attached, with 3/8 compression nut on the end for the angle valve.

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