Plumbing bits and bobs

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  1. timdownieuk

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    I'm converting my van from a submersible pump to self-priming Shurflo (?sp) system and I'm going to need a few push-fit fittings and some pipework.

    Motorhome stuff is all new to me. Am I right in thinking it's generally 12mm diameter stuff? Any recommended suppliers?

    Tim
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Yes it is all normally 12mm, If possible I would go for the John Guest (black fittings) rather than the Whale ones (white) I've had more than a few of the Whale fittings let me down in the past. We normally use CAK tanks but most caravan outlets stock them.
     
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    yes it is 12mm.....so no point going to a plumbers merchant.

    push fittings only appear to come in 10mm and 15mm upwards.
    too small and too big for the sizes used in motorhomes
     
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    The only problem with plumbers merchants is they don't tend to stock 12mm fittings, most around here tend to only keep 15mm or 22mm fittings as do the likes of B&Q, Screwfix, Wickes etc
     
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    and plumbers merchants live in a world of their own.

    i went for a few flexy tap hoses for home.

    15mm for the basin taps and 22mm for the bath.

    i asked for 15mm and 22mm......

    so, you want 15mm to 1/2inch and 22mm to 3/4inch.

    eeer, no...15mm to 15mm and 22mm to 22mm.

    no sir, we dont work like that :Doh:

    it appears they wont fully metricate and insist on using a mix of metric and imperial.

    copper and plastic pipe and fittings are metric.....steel pipe and fittings, plus taps are imperial :Angry:
     
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    Live and learn, plumbers in Poole had what I wanted for the boat and they are 12mm

    Peter
     
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