Fitting a pipe in your home can be a daunting task without the right tools. Such jobs are carried out by expert professionals who have the right kind of tools, equipment and experience. With precise thread gauges and other instruments, they can accomplish the task easily. Finding the right provider with all the tools is difficult. During my younger days, I very well remember, the pipe in my home had burst open because of the weather. We required immediate assistance on a Sunday noon. We instantly hired this plumber, who unfortunately failed to have the correct gauges for measuring the width and diameter of the threaded pipe. There was no way he could determine the pitch to purchase the correct parts. We were in trouble.
As the plumber could not do anything about the situation, we requested him to stop the flow of water. He did so and charged quite a sum. He even said that the gauge for the pipes in my house was very rare and getting our hands on such a piece was difficult. We did not believe it. We called a couple of other plumbers and asked them beforehand if they had the required thread ring gauges. Plenty of them answered in the negative. There was no temporary remedy either. We lived with the pipe shut. As a result, we had great issues cleaning the kitchen and in doing the dishes. Mom often would to get mad at Dad and insisted he change the entire water system.
Changing the whole system would cost us hundreds of dollars. So my Dad decided to research thread plug gauges manufacturer. The providers followed a standard protocol and made use of high quality metal to manufacture gauges and other products. We went through their list, of hundreds of readymade standard gauges that were available. We happened to find one that was close enough, but were not sure if it would help. We instantly got in touch with the provider and informed them about our needs. What they said next, surprised us.
The company was very old and has evolved in the business of gauges and taps. They even provided ACME and Trapezoidal thread tap worldwide in bulk. They even had one of the most experienced shipping service providers for years, backing their business and provided amazing refund policies. The company expert stated that, they could make use of customized gauges for our needs. However, we had to make a purchase in bulk. We thought about the idea and decided to wave the green flag. My Dad immediately called our local plumber and explained to him the situation.
We shared the measurements of the pipe with the providers and they built us a sample gauge. When we tried it on the pipe, it fitted precisely and measured correctly. We got back to the providers and asked for the same piece in bulk. Within a matter of a week the pieces arrived. With the help of our plumber, we managed to sell them to those in need. We got our own worries fixed, and also managed to fix issues of others.