Home Depot! They've got it all! They even have dozens of burley dudes that
can answer questions just like the one you have. IF YOU CAN FREAKING FIND
THEM!!! You hear that HOME DEPOT? I'm still waiting for help in the
Do you honestly think that they would have an answer? I have asked many like
"Where are the phillips screwdrivers?" and was told by the tools guy that
there was no such thing, just flat, star and, hex.Guess I was told, anyhow I
have no faith in Home Depot people. Good place for cheap stuff, thats it (if
you can find it.)
Ohhhhhhh..... so that is why I got electrocuted sticking a screwdriver into
a electrical outlet, I must have put the negative screwdriver into the
positive side of the outlet....It all makes sense now. Thanks for the help.
it just so happens that i sell flush valves, and use solidworks also. i'm no
genius but would be glad to pull
out a thread gauge and check for you. delany? sloan? watrous? zurn?
which threads, top? bottom? handle connection? hydraulic flush tube
Actually I contacted him directly. We were not able to come to an answer as
he was under the impression I was working on a commercial product. But I am
working on a residential product. So I was still interested, you just did
not see what was happening in the background.
That being said, I am sill looking for some answers. So far I have
established it is a standard 2" straight pipe thread at 11.5 tpi with a 60
degree cut for the thread. I have seen a few at a hardware store and found
that the threads do not have a truncation, or have sharp edges, so the model
should be correct but I just do not trust the model I have, because in the
Machinery Handbook to says that standard pipe thread for nominal pipe size
of 2" external thread has a Major diameter of 2.339" (I have this) and a
minor diameter of 2.882" (this I do not have given the other information
above. I have 2.189" Id of the thread given the sharp edges of the thread).
Commercial tolerances, on this type of thread, are hardly ever adhered to.
Especially with all the Chinese junk out there. Mostly they run way under on
OD's, and over on ID's. Straight threads are usually used for jam nuts, and
some types of drain fittings. They'll still work even if they're a bit
sloppy. Tapered threads are more critical.
Just model it to the nominal in the machinery handbook. That's the reference
they'll use when they machine it. It should fit anything.
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