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R3/8" thread or BSTP?
Is an R3/8" thread the same as BSTP? I have looked in many sources but the R threads are not positively identified as such...
By Bill Parmentier on 21 August, 2002 - 5:23 pm

Is an R3/8" thread the same as BSTP? I have looked in many sources but the R threads are not positively identified as such. I have heard that this is a Whitworth thread but I haven't been able to verify that either.

By Jonas Berge on 24 August, 2002 - 4:56 pm

I think the BSP thread is called "G" and is known as the parallel Whitworth. It is according to ISO 228, DIN 259 and BS 2779

I am not familiar with "R" but have seen "Rc", i.e. ISO 7/1 and tapered pressure tight connection known also as BS 21

Jonas

R3/8 is ISO 7/1 series.. external tapered. See also BS 21, DIN 2999 and JIS B0203. It used to be "3/8 in. BSP.tr, EXT" It has the same thread form (55 deg angle and identical depth spec) as Whitworth.

Vince Dooley

threads equivalent to BSPT (British Stanard Pipe-Tapered) are designated in germany as " R 3/8 KEG; in France as G 3/8 CO; in Japan as PT 3/8 in Britian as R 3/8.

The reference standards are DIN 2999 (GERMANY), BS 21 (Britian), and JIS B 0203 (JAPAN)