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iamsaws 05-25-2011 10:25 PM

1/2 inch sweat to 3/4 thread male?
I just put in a outdoor shower, for ease of winterization I used two frost free sillcocks for the water to the outside. Then I was going to simply use washing machine SS hoses to connect to the outside copper plumbing I ran .

So, I went to hook up the hose and I can't get a tight connection on the 1/2 in sweat to 3/4 male thread? Why would the hose not connect to it?

I finally just doubled up the washers, thru some teflon on it to at least use it tonight, but would like to fix it. Should I use a water heater hoses or basically why doesnt washing machine hose thread on a 3/4 male? Did i just use the wrong fitting, is there different threads on copper fittings?


iamrfixit 05-25-2011 10:40 PM

Because the garden hose fittings and pipe fittings are not the same thread. You need a couple of these:

they are available in both 1/2 and 3/4 pipe threads

iamsaws 05-25-2011 11:33 PM

awesome! Thank you. Didn't really think it be an issue.

do you know if these are common pieces at the big box stores?

Thanks again!

plumber666 05-26-2011 08:48 AM

Very common.

iamsaws 05-26-2011 09:34 AM

can't believe I haven't seen or heard of it with the amount of time I spend looking at plumbing stuff (for a DIY) started out plumbing projects making 6 trips per project, now I just buy $400+ worth of plumbing supplies for a $50 project, that way its 2 trips!

Thanks for the help

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