The Best Threads for Your Plumbing System

March 22, 2019by Lasiter & Lasiter

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Considerations For the Threads For Your Plumbing System

Our professionals at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing are capable of helping you with managing your plumbing setup regardless of the types of threads you’re using. But what are these threads all about?

The threads in your pipes and other plumbing fixtures are the connections that link individual parts of your pipes with others. You need to look at how organized the threads are around your plumbing setup, so you know what to expect out of your connections. Our team at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing will help you with any of these links you might have at your property.

Tapered or Parallel?

Your threads will come in one of two forms. First, there is a tapered thread that appears smaller in diameter as it gets closer to the end. Second, there is a parallel thread that entails the same width all the way through. The proper fitting is needed for either of these threads to keep a steady connection going.

Review the Pitch

The pitch on your threads is another thing to note. The pitch is a measure of the angle needed for ensuring a secure connection on the thread. We at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing can review your thread to identify the appropriate pitch to provide the best possible fit.

A bad fit on the pitch means that the connection is not tight enough. A good fit means that the thread can move into the grooves on the inside part of the fixture. The fit has to be strong enough to where the connection works effortlessly and does not have any unusual features involved in its layout.

How Big Is the Thread?

You can also ask us to help you with measuring any threads you’re going to utilize. The thread can be sized based on the size of the surface of the place that the fixture goes. An analysis should work based on measurement with a profile or a caliper depending on the opening. A thorough review should help you with noting what is working in your space and keeping the place working well.

What Is the Thread Type?

You may also notice when getting threads ready is to look at the general thread type you are utilizing. You can come across a metric thread that you would have to measure with a caliper. A BSPT British pipe connection with a higher pitch or an NPT American pipe option that you compare with a profile may also work. The good news is that we can work with all of these thread types and help you identify the difference between all the options you might notice when getting your connections going well.

You can reach us at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing when looking for help with getting your plumbing system setup properly We are available to assist you with doing more for your plumbing design and with getting your work fixtures set up with the right connections in mind. It’s all about helping you to go forward with your work.


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