hose/pipe fittings and sizes
Posted by Ben Hong on March 20, 1999 at 15:00:47:
I recently changed the kitchen faucet and water filter. While doing so, because the filter (an Amway) has nonstandard connections, I discovered there are lots of hose or pipe fittings and sizes. For example, just for 1/2-inch, I was confronted with inside vs. outside diameter, compression fitting, F.I.P. (fits-in-pipe?), M.I.P. (?), and some others I don't remember.

Is there a website or some amateur guide about what all these standards are - in particular which is used for water, for gas, for both?

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