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Old 02-18-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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I need some help finding a particular type of fitting. I've talked to a few different people already and have not had any luck identifying what I need, where to get it, or if such a thing even exists. I'll describe the situation and maybe someone has encountered the same type of issues before.

I recently purchased the parts, built and installed my own 4 stage water filtration system under the sink in my kitchen. But that is really not the key issue here. The issue is the thread size on the dedicated water faucet I purchased. The water faucet has an allthread tube that extends through the counter top that is used both as the fastening thread for the faucet and for the water supply attachment. At the end of the allthread tube is a 1/4" compression nut that accepts 1/4" tubing. I used 3/8" tubing for the rest of the setup. Now I know I can use a compression reducer to go from 3/8" to 1/4" tubing, but the perfectionist in me says there must be a better way and I don't like the idea of using 3 separate compression connection to go from the filter setup to the faucet. I purchased a 3/8" NPT to 1/4" NPT double female threaded reducing union but the 1/4" side does not fit the allthread tube the 1/4" compression nut fits. I figured that the 1/4" compression fitting is not actually 1/4". So what is it? So basically what I'm looking for is a reducing union I can thread on to the alltread and then screw in a 3/8" NPT fitting into the other side. Does such a thing exist? If so, does anyone know where I can find one, preferably online since none of the places I've been in town seem to have anything that will work.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can lend.

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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Have you tried a dedicated Plumbing Supply house? Not a Lowes or a HD, but a real Plumbing House?

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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I tried one, same result. Nothing available that will thread on to the thread size of the 1/4" compression nut. I keep getting the same fitting, too large for the faucet. A plumber I know suggested getting a 1/16" smaller fitting, but I have not been able to locate any. If someone can tell me what the actual size of a 1/4" compression fitting, I might be able to find something that will work.

Thanks for your suggestion Mick. If you have any other, let me know.
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I used 3/8" tubing for the rest of the setup.
Ayuh,... Seeing that you Can't go the way you Want,...
Switch to 1/4" at the point Before the said faucet...
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Well don't I feel foolish. I should have thought of that. Thanks, for the response, I'll reduce down to 1/4" at the outlet of the filter setup and then no more extra compression fittings.

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