I just had a kitchen remodel done, and as part of that a plumber added a dedicated water valve for my espresso machine (see picture below). However, I can't seem to find any couplings that fit on this thread and the other side.
The hose that came with my machine ends with a 1/8" BSP female. I got this adapter from Amazon which has 1/8" BSP male on one side and 1/4" NPT female on the other.
The 1/8" BSP male side seems to fit into the hose, but the 1/4" NPT female side is too big for the water valve in my kitchen (it goes completely over it without attaching to the thread). Since then I've been looking for some coupling or adapter to convert from 1/4" NPT female to whatever is in that kitchen water valve.
Here's what I've tried:
- Everbilt LFA-738 Hex Bushing 1/4" MIP x 1/8" FIP.
The 1/4" MIP side fits into the 1/4" FIP of my adapter, but the 1/8" FIP is too small for my water valve.
- Everbilt LFA-732 1/4" FIP coupling
Used just to gauge the size of the water valve. It's also too big and goes right around my water valve.
- Everbilt LFA-23 1/4" OD x 1/4" MIP adapter
This one is interesting. If I take off the cap at the end of this contraption and attempt to thread it on the water valve it works, but 1) I don't know what to do with the rest of it, and 2) it doesn't fit into anything else. I have a feeling that's not what it's meant to be used for.
Given the above, my questions are:
- What kind of fitting does my kitchen valve take?
- How do I make it fit into a 1/4" FIP coupling (from the adapter I got from Amazon)?