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Let's Talk About Couplers, Plugs, Camlocks and How to Identify Them!!!
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Guys and Ladies of RCIA,

I bet that you are wondering where that chick from PWP is going with this thread.....

We have had an unusual number of customers that need a little help when it comes to identifying the genders of fittings.  (I bet that you are wondering where this is going, right?!?!)

How does gender relate to soft washing or pressure washing? 

It seems to almost burn into memory some essential information needed when talking about your equipment, ordering equipment and fittings and repairing your equipment.  Are guys in particular supposed to know these things because they are men?  No....Instead, it will drastically help to identify a part using common nomenclature identified by a repair technician, distributor, manufacturer, a customer holding a broken fitting needing to ask for a new one and the average male or female consumer.

It happens almost everyday.  We receive calls where customers will ask for the most common fittings or quick connects or camlocks.  We ask for part numbers and 95% of the time, part numbers can't be recalled (which is ok becuase I can't remember more than a hundred and I see them every day) or the catalog or computer is not around as a reference.   For example, a customer will ask for a female with a male.  What is that?  Or, he will ask for a male with a female thread.  Again, what is he referring to?  In order to double check the customer, we often ask where the fitting is used.  As the frustration builds and we do not want to embarress anyone, we wish that we could easily explain the differences. 

Please take a look at the pictures and let the images of couplers and plugs reference genders.  I am not try to be disrespectful but rather, trying to really try to use an alternative method of memorizing this information to allow it to soak into your brains!!!!

A plug is something you insert or screw into a hole or threaded opening and is male.

A coupler is something that exhibits the hole or threaded opening and is female.

For the sake of simplicity, genders of fittings are most often referred to by the pipe thread.  A thread is either male or female.  A male thread screws into a female thread.  The female thread or FPT or FNPT recieves the male thread or MPT or MNPT.   Think gender differences here...

I've encountered those that can't remember which is the male symbol and which is the female symbol.  A teacher in high school told us to always remember that "women were our crosses to bear."  The sign for a male was made more popular by Austin Powers.   

Male thread sticks out and the female thread is inside.

Camlocks actually have there own identification using the alphabet.  For example, a female coupler is a Series A.   I do not want to complicate things right now.....maybe later.



-- Edited by Pressure Washer Products on Tuesday 15th of November 2011 01:57:23 PM

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DISTRIBUTORS OF SOFT WASH EQUIPMENT, SOFT WASH CHEMICAL 

PRESSURE WASHERS & HIGH PRESSURE ACCESSORIES

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very distastefull subject topic

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Yikes.....the idea was to grab you and not set us up for spam or viruses.  I had no idea that using the word s** would cause problems and I extend an apology.  I spent hours putting the post together for people that can't remember.  Thank you Larry for informing me.  I also extend many thanks to Gary for cleaning my post up. Thank you.

Yeah, some of you will say....."Who doesn't know the difference between the fittings?"  or "Why would she post post something like that?"

I apologize to those that are offended by my method of trying to get someone to remember some very important information.  You may already know how to identify the fittings but you will be shocked by the number of VETERANs in the related industries that just do not know.

Mike, try to focus on posting something positive rather than AGAIN posting your unbridled disdain for me.  I have not the faintest idea of why Mike hates me so much other than by whom he associates with.  Mike, please man up and call me rather than continue to throw jabs



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Pressure Washer Products.com

(800) 519-9279

(727) 562-5488 Outside USA

sales@pressurewasherproducts.com

DISTRIBUTORS OF SOFT WASH EQUIPMENT, SOFT WASH CHEMICAL 

PRESSURE WASHERS & HIGH PRESSURE ACCESSORIES

 ONLY Call/Email Lori for Set-Up Help



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i just call it like i see it so thats it. It dosent matter who you are if your wrong ill call you out on it. I have no reason to call you and dont want the drama.

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