Waterworks has handpicked the range of quality CONNECTA Polypropylene and Stainless Steel BSP Fittings that comply with our rigorous quality standards. These fittings have been tested and have proven to withstand the harsh New Zealand weather conditions providing a reliable and durable threaded connection. The CONNECTA Polypropylene fittings are manufactured from premium grade plastic and the CONNECTA Stainless Steel Fittings are manufactured from the ultimate 316 grade.
To compliment the CONNECTA BSP Fittings, Waterworks has selected highly recognised thread sealants to assist in providing the leak proof connection you are looking for. The CEELON thread seal tape is known for quality and has proven to be a highly successful sealant for BSP threads. Along with the CEELON tape Waterworks has chosen to include the LOXEAL thread sealant, thread locker and liquid gasketing. The LOXEAL is a European manufactured product and has proven to be extremely reliable in many industrial and agricultural applications.
METRIC BSP THREAD SIZE
IMPERIAL BSP THREAD SIZE
STEP 1: Check Your Thread
Before applying any thread sealants check that your thread is clean and free of any dirt or other particles that may impair the sealed joint.
STEP 2: Applying Thread Seal Tape
Pin the end of the thread seal tape on the male BSP thread and then wind the tape onto the BSP thread in a clockwise direction. Make sure that you keep the tape tight when applying it to the thread.
STEP 3: Applying Liquid Thread Sealant (Optional)
Liquid Thread Sealant does not necessarily have to be applied to every thread but can be applied in the event that the threaded joint is going to be a permanent joint, a solid set liquid sealant can be applied, or the join is a critical one and the installer wishes apply extra sealant, a soft set option can be used. Simply hold the nozzle of the tube near the thread and squeeze until sealant flows into the thread. Slowly rotate the threaded fitting 180° in a clockwise direction ensuring and even amount of sealant is applied to the thread. Once you have applied the sealant to 180° then with you index finger smear the sealant 360° around the fitting also in a clockwise direction.
STEP 4: Inserting the BSP thread
Carefully insert the male BSP sealed thread into the female thread ensuring that the fitting is being screwed in straight. If the fitting is not straight it may cause cross threading and significantly jeopardising the seal of the join. Screw the BSP fitting in by hand as far as possible and then use a pair of poly grips or a crescent to nip the thread up reasonably tight. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER TIGHTEN THE FITTINGS AS THIS MAY CAUSE CRACKING.
YOU NOW HAVE A RELIABLE AND DURABLE CONNECTA THREADED JOINT...CONNECTING VALUE
Where possible avoid mixing different thread types. For example, avoid using plastic and stainless steel threads together, or plastic and galvanised.
When using poly grips to tighten the BSP fittings, apply a rag overtop of the fitting and clamp the poly grips onto the rag. This helps to avoid scaring and aesthetical damage to the fitting.