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  #2048025 3-Jul-2018 09:00
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mattwnz:

I have been looking for some specific sized plumbing fittings on trademe for , and noticed that there are overseas businesses from the UK, selling their products solely with imperial sizes. eg 3/4 inch  diameter. I thought everything sold in the NZ market had to be in metric. Does anyone know if this is a legal requirement these days. To have things in imperial is confusing, and I suspect the sizes are slightly different as well. 


You are confused about the strong demand for imperial measurements. There is nothing to see here.


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  #2048069 3-Jul-2018 09:53
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I don't think the Weights and Measures Act applies to this scenario, it applies when you are buying a quantity of something - weight, volume, length etc.

 

In this case the quantity is the number of fittings, so no weight or measure is applicable.





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  #2049389 5-Jul-2018 05:20
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eracode: NZ hardware stores sell smaller sizes of sizes of nuts, bolts and washers in both metric (M6, M8 etc) and imperial (1/4, 3/8 etc).


Bunnings changed the brand of their small packs and now there's a limited range of metric and it's mainly stainless steel.


Haven’t seen this in my local Bunnings. I had need to browse their small packs of nuts and bolts a few days ago and saw nothing to reflect what you’re saying. Huge range of both metric and imperial in a range of metals/plating finish.




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  #2049491 5-Jul-2018 10:19
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excess inch sizes at local bunnings here in overpriced small packets. Also it seems to be useless non metric sizes. I asked for some #8-24 screws which seem to be exctremely common in the US and they didnt have them. Had lots of random inch sized rated things that had nothing on the packet to say what they equated too.

 

 

 

The one there that really annoys me is the concrete screws they sell all need inch based holes, they come with a crappy straight shafted drill bit in the pack which is the correct inch size, but they dont sell SDS bits in the same size. The closest metric ones are too tight so it jams, or too loose so that it gets no grip. Idiocy to sell that. Amazon got me the drill I needed.

 

Also hole saws at bunnings are all in mm that convert from common inch sizes. So the 80mm desk grommet they sell from the hafelle range has no holesaw to make the hole available. Mitre10 are just as guilty at that. Aliexpress saved the day on that one.





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  #2049607 5-Jul-2018 11:02
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eracode:
Bung:
eracode: NZ hardware stores sell smaller sizes of sizes of nuts, bolts and washers in both metric (M6, M8 etc) and imperial (1/4, 3/8 etc).


Bunnings changed the brand of their small packs and now there's a limited range of metric and it's mainly stainless steel.


Haven’t seen this in my local Bunnings. I had need to browse their small packs of nuts and bolts a few days ago and saw nothing to reflect what you’re saying. Huge range of both metric and imperial in a range of metals/plating finish.


What store? I'm talking about machine screws not self tapping. In Wellington the new packs have very few metric and those that are tend to be socket head stainless steel and short. The staff seem as puzzled as I was. Maybe those cunning Australians offloaded stuff they didn't want. There is a wiff of devilry in it, search "Zenith screws" on Bunning's web site and you get 666 results :-)

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