Is 1/2" female NPT the same as 1/2" FIP?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by CountryBumkin, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. CountryBumkin

    CountryBumkin Active Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I goggled this question and read through several websites but I'm still not sure.

    I need a drop ear brass fitting for connecting my shower head arm/neck to a 1/2" Wirsbo PEX line. I am remodeling and installing all new fixtures and plumbing. This will be my first time using PEX.

    The Wirsbo item is Q4235050 which is listed as 1/2 PEX x 1/2 FIP.

    My shower head arm/neck says it is 1/2" thread (doesn't specify NTP or FIP) but in searching for a longer arm I find they are all measured/advertised in NPT.

    So, is Female Iron Pipe the same thing a National Pipe Tapered Thread?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Yes, it is.
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