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Discuss Non standard tap gland +1 inch in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

    The attached image show a tap gland more than 1 inch in diameter.
    Is it possibly American?

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  2. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

    I've attached an image of a comparison with a standard one.

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  3. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Looks to me like a 3/4". You are simply comparing with a 1/2".

    Are you a DIYer? If so, where do you live?
     
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  4. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    What does the tap look like that it came out of.?

    Photo would be good.
     
  5. S.P.S.

    S.P.S. GSR

    Looks like 3/4. Could have a bushing on it, the thread looks a different (finer) gauge to bsp though? I’m sure there’s some other finer thread guage which I cannot for the life of me remember!
     
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  6. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

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  7. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

    This is London. A local plumbing supplier has said it is non standard.
     
  8. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Sorry to be a pain, but can you take an image of the valve from the front pls? Would like to see if it is indeed sat in some form of carrier.
    Take it from the front slightly off to the side. Try to focus on the widest part pls.
     
  9. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    No it won't be American. The USA uses NPT thread which at 3/4 & 1/2" version are directly interchangable with BSP.

    Just a 'blinding glimpse of the obvious' thought. Why are you not simply rebuilding the originals?
     
  10. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

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  11. AlanG

    AlanG New Member

    I suppose I could make an attempt at rebuilding.

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  12. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Clean all the parts well using something to scrub the brass and then use silicone grease suitable for drinking water on the works before you put it together.
    Looks reasonable condition
     
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  13. S.P.S.

    S.P.S. GSR

    New O rings, washer, a good scotch bright and fill it with silicone grease and it will see that good as. Face the tap seating also.
     
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  14. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    I find though that the O rings are difficult to match
     
  15. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Oh, thanks for the heads up David :rolleyes: .

    I dispair sometimes. DO NOT face the seat. Most are hard chrome plated and removing it ruins the whole tap. Modern taps seats are NOT designed to be re-cut.

    Best. O-rings are simple to replace. See previous write ups from me on the subject.
     
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