All fittings are not created equal
Midland Hardware's website and the merchandise that they carry is simple, straightforward and ensures the customer get the right merchandise for a reasonable price. I live in a rural community. Walmart and Lowes are our only option when trying to find certain plumbing parts. I needed a male x male Hex (2) 1" x 3" nipple to connect into a 3-phase water softening system, for installation. The manufacturer did not provide these fittings. Lowes had the fittings, in schedule 40 pvc and brass; but no copper. I tried both, unsuccessfully. The threads did not fit the inlets. Upon closer inspection of both brass and sched. 40 pvc fittings, I learned that these fittings were not. I repeat.., were not (NPT) National Pipe Thread fittings. They were China manufactured. So, buyer beware of any products that you buy, that may require additional threaded parts, i.e., plastic, brass, stainless, or copper. Buy only (NPT) National Pipe Thread Fittings.
Reviewed by: VanElder from Northeast TN.