Faucet Connector Help

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  1. Apr 16, 2019 #1

    watercamper

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    I'm putting a faucet in my campervan. The kitchen faucet that I purchased https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X0LKYV6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 only has one inlet with 1/2" threads. It came with a short braided connector.

    The connector easily screws onto the faucet and to seal, there is a rubber seal in the bottom of the fitting. Is this type of fitting called a compression fitting? I thought compression fittings used sleeves.

    The employee at the plumbing supply store said that the faucet threads are 1/2" MIP. I was curious and tried to put a 1/2" FIP fitting onto the faucet and it would only go on about a turn. I understand that to get a seal with pipe threads, a sealant is used and the threads actually deform to make the seal. I also read about straight and taper threads and got a little more confused. I'm not really sure what threads the connector uses or the faucet for that matter. Maybe someone can explain it to me.

    Now, I am attaching the connector to a FloJet pump that has 1/2" plastic MIP threads.

    I need a much longer connector than the one that came with the faucet and have found these 2:

    1. 1/2 in. FIP x 1/2 in. FIP x 48 in. Braided Polymer Dishwasher Connector

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCr...ymer-Dishwasher-Connector-B8-48DW-F/205214601

    2. 1/2 in. Compression x 1/2 in. FIP x 48 in. Braided Polymer Dishwasher Connector
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCr...PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-205214601-_-205214599-_-N

    Which one of these do I need to order? Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 16, 2019 #2

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    1/2 in. FIP x 1/2 in. FIP x 48 in. Braided Polymer Dishwasher Connector

    will work
    be advised, the connector has a rubber gasket,do not tighten to much or you will cut the gasket
    [[[hand tighten, then 1/4 turn ]]]
     
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    Perfect! Thank you.
     

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