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Water Butt Tap Thread

3D model description

I was creating a water butt for my greenhouse, and I couldn't find a brass fitting to do the job.

This nut and flanged thread are designed to go through a 30mm hole in a barrel or drum, using your favourite sealing method on the inside of the flange to seal. I used an O-ring, inside and out for good measure, but a washer or silicone would work too.

The outer thread, which mates to the printed nut is M30x3.5.

The inner thread is BSP 1/2", fitting most UK compression valves, just with the olive and nut removed. Pipe tape is probably required to seal this.

3D printing settings

Printed in PETG
6 shells on the threaded part of the flange
25% infill on the flange
3 shells for the nut with 15% infill

  • 3D model format: STL

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