Do Australian Faucets fit American Fittings?

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    • #277784
      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      I’m thinking of purchasing a faucet off ebay that comes from Australia. Does any one know if it will be able to be compabible with North American fittings? Thanks for the help.

    • #297122
      Robert Stephen Morton
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      linda lovelace, Australian taps have a 5/8″ female thread for the SBA or wall stop to screw into the wall stops are 5/8″BSB male iron.
      all other connections should be 1/2″ BSB.
      Bob

    • #297123
      Selgas
      Participant

      Bob

      From my experience in the States most of their plumbing fittings are our equivalent of 1/4 inch as they fit isolating valves under every tap outlet.
      I also think you wuill find that our Plumbing fittings are all threaded in BSP and the Americans are all in NPT which is not an easy conversion to couple to.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #297124
      Retired plbg1
      Participant

      If that is true why bother buying it everytime you have trouble you will have to contact someone over there, dont buy it. We have some good ones here, maybe you can find one here that looks like the auzie one.



      Art retired plbg

    • #297125
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Art, we are nice people though so any contact is appreciated.
      Pete you are right it is BSP not BSB.
      Bob

    • #297126
      PLUMBILL
      Participant

      I don’t know about faucets from down under, if it’s from China it will most likely work for awhile, I sure replace enough of them with Moen or Delta faucets.

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