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Posted by: DougP

07/31/2003, 10:40:26

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What is the correct way to measure NPT threads using a Ring Gage. Are measurements to be taken 1/2 to 3/4 turn below champfer? Or flush with end?






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Posted by: RKimball

07/31/2003, 22:01:23

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1st, let me clearify that I was not able to prove my answer, after all these years of doing it as I have, ... lots of years. .. not in any of my books.... I was amazed at this.

But, I have always made the ring gauge fit within 1.5 turns of flush to the end of the thread. This insures that the male thread will easily enter the standard female and have enough size left to be able to be tightened securely past the point of the material surface RMS, of a good thread form, ... fitting together tighter than the molecular size of most liquids. ... thus the point of a pipe thread. I know I read it in a MIL SPC somewhere early in my years of memory. Perhaps someone can quote the MIL SPC number.

-randy-




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Posted by: DougP

08/01/2003, 11:34:47

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Randy,

Thanks for the info. You have helped settle different points of view. I also found a site that stated 1 turn large and 1 turn small are acceptable. I have searched a number of sites and most just want you to buy the information.

I just registered with this site and was absolutely amazed at the number of topics covered.

Thanks Again,

Doug







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