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Can anybody help me identify the correct threaded tap fitting I need for hose connection?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mmcgar, 3 Apr 2021.

  1. Mmcgar

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    Hi all

    Tried to use a new pressure washer today but had an absolute disaster and soaked the kitchen. Basically I have one of those sink mixer taps. I can unscrew the big outlet and it leaves a female threaded end (maybe around M10?) I tried to use a compression jubilee hose connection today but it didn't go well.

    I'm trying to find a threaded connection that I can screw into the tap and then connect to the hose, happy to even use an adaptor/reducer as an intermediate piece then another connection for the hose.

    Anybody know what I need for this? I've shown a picture of my tap with the outlet head unscrewed

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    An outside tap/bibcock.
     
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    Hi. Yeah unfortunately in the short term an outside tap isn't really an option so need to find a way to convert the kitchen for use
     
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    Is there a washing machine nearby? Just trying to think a little out of the box
     
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    Not quite sure what fitting you need given that photo, is it a male end left on the tap or female, may just be my eyes? Is it plastic? if it is personally I'd avoid screwing anything like an outside tap onto it as there is a danger it could snap with any undue pressure from the hose

    The usual end, when the aerator is removed from the mixer tap is female and around the 23mm mark and you can get a bayonet fitting to screw into them

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    1. If you are talking about the female threaded part between your finger and thumb they are usually 1/2" British Standard Pipe (BSP) thread.
    2. Outside taps are usually 3/4" BSP
    3. So a reducing nipple, such as https://www.stevensonplumbing.co.uk/brass-hex-nipple-3-4-x-1-2-inch.html screwed into the female thread should leave you a 3/4" male thread to connect to.
    4. You will probably need PTFE tape or similar to seal the threads, although the female 1/2" may have a rubber washer which could provide the seal.
    5. Don't get a reducing nipple which has BSPT threads. These are the same as BSP, but the male threads are tapered. Likely to break the plastic fitting.
     
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