Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Imagine walking into a shop and asking for 2 male nipples! I am still laughing at this incident at the hardware shop. No, I don’t need new ‘nipples’. Mine are still intact! Ha ha ha! Actually in engineering or more specific in piping, male nipples refer to treaded connectors which are supposed to be screwed into female adaptors which in this case happens to be located on the filter cover. It might sound a little bit obscene but this is how the terms that are used whenever we refer to piping parts. After a busy father’s day repairing the toilet tank, installing new water faucet (tap) and installing a new shower, I had to repair the water filter. As most of you know, I like to repair things around my house and I bought these nipples for the water filter so that I can connect to the inlet and outlet pipes which are ½ inch in size. The nipples two fitted perfectly…..no more leaky connections! Piping nipples also come in different shapes and sizes! LOL!