My main water line currently feeds into a water filter using a 3/4" FIP x 3/4" FIP x 24" braided stainless steel water heater connector line:
I'm replacing the water filter with a new filtering system that has a plastic 3/4" NPT female thread. My understanding is that the 3/4" NPT female thread is really the same thread as a 3/4" FIP. Please correct me if I'm wrong on that.
The instructions for the new filter state that I should only use plastic fittings to connect the water supply to the filter. Using a metal fitting may damage the plastic threads of the filter inlet port.
So, what kind of fitting should I use to connect the stainless steel 3/4" FIP to the plastic female 3/4" inlet port. It would seem somewhat obvious that I need a 3/4" MIP to 3/4" MIP fitting. But, I'm not sure what material it would be. The filter instructions just say plastic, but I'm not sure which type of plastic I should be using. I'm also having a problem locating a fitting like this online regardless of material type. Where would I buy something like this?
This is a picture of my filter and I can tell that they have some type of fitting there to make the connection between the copper and the filter. I'm looking for something similar, but as described above, to connect to the water heater connector line:
Thank you in advance.