Shower Fitting Confusion

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  1. Dawn B

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    Our shower head is knackered, so I unscrewed the offending article and measured it. Simples I thought. No it flipping isn't.

    Standard 1/2" fittings won't be 1/2" in any dimension if you measure them, and this can cause confusion. Many customers will be sure they don't have standard fittings since they measured their existing shower head or shower arm and they measured around 5/8" or 3/4". But most 1/2" male fittings will actually measure about 0.8" in outside diameter, and 1/2" female fittings will be around 1" outside diameter. (Why is this the case? For the same reason that in lumber a 2x4 isn't actually 2" x 4". Someone decided a long time ago that is how it would be, and that was that.)
     
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    Men know that, doesn't bother us.

    Get back to your knitting.
     
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    Its to confuse women.
    Plus in timber it is always 4x2 not 2x4 "Simples" :giggler::giggler:
     
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    Why not just say it as it is FFS
     
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    I fully understand the timber thing, but why do men apply it to everything
     
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    Oh no.

    What have you said, she'll be out measuring timber now.

    She'll be in a right kerf-fuffel.
     
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    Silly me, I've just realised why men never deal with real measurements.
     
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    To stop women trying to do DIY :imoutahere:
     
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    hi dawn, take it you are talking bathroom fittings, not mh. you are referring to the standard sizes in british standard pipe thread ie 1/2 inch bsp is .825 '' outside diam and a tapping drill size for 1/2 inch bsp is 3/4 inch..
    that's just the standard..
    the timber sizes you mention ie 2x4 will come in at that in undressed timber but dressed or planed comes in under 2x4...
    all just standards we use in this country (y)
    ta andy
     
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    Shower fitting from MH
     
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    they must be british standard pipe thread as well then....:D
     
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    Because we don't want to frighten the women :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Do what I did - take the old one with you when looking at buying the new one. Simples (like me)
     
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    You're having a laugh, right
     
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    Not so easy online
     
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    Which is why I said "when looking". Find the one you want and then buy cheaper on line. Quack!
     
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    Who are you calling quackers
     
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    Quack not quackers...... In the duck world it is a term of endearment. Apparently.
     
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    I have it on good authority that it means "I'm ready big boy, come and get it".

    Or "I've got a headache, come near me and you're a dead duck".

    Drakes are very confused creatures.
     
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    Its great when you go for a bit pf timber and ask for 4x2 x 6 meters :)
     
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