SmartPond WP1200 and OASE Frothy Question


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Hello.

I have a SmartPond WP1200 pump and I am trying to match it with an Oase Frothy (35-10E) fountain nozzle that I have from my previous Oase Acquarius 2000 pump that died a year ago.

http://www.smart-pond.com/wp-conten...nd_WP1200-WP1200CA_Instruction-Manual_REF.pdf

http://www.fantasyfountains.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/frothy.pdf

Both the pump and the nozzle are listed as 1 Inch thread but the Oase is a BSPP thread but I don't know what kind of thread the SmartPond WP1200 is. I have a coupler that can fit the Oase frothy on both ends of the coupler but it's a little too big for the SmartPond pump thread.

So I either need to convert the pump output valve to be a 1 inch BSPP thread to match with my existing coupler. Or, I need to find a coupler that has 1 inch BSPP on one side and SmartPond WP1200 thread on the other. Any ideas?

By any chance is the SmartPond an NPT thread?

https://www.ralstoninst.com/news/story/the-difference-between-npt-bspp-and-bspt-seals

From what I am reading I wonder if I have a 1 inch BSPP and 1 inch NPT and that's why they are close but they do not match. This could make sense because I thought Oase products are imported from another country and the SmartPond perhaps is made in the USA.
 
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OASE does have a US distributor and they only handle items compatible with US standard sizing. Their web site is https://store.oase-usa.com/ if you wanted to look them up.

Thanks. Yeah I've been on that site quite a bit. I was looking through some of there items trying to find a coupler. The more I read about these SmartPond pumps however, the more I think I should just return it and get something else like maybe a Cyclone: https://www.pondusa.com/wp-content/...Cyclone-Pond-Waterfall-Pump-Owners-Manual.pdf

One thing I'm noticing is that a lot of pumps are advertised as waterfall pumps but I'm using mine as a fountain pump. I'm not sure what the drawbacks of using a waterfall pump as a fountain pump are.

As for the SmartPond. I'm thinking the thread might be NPT but I'm not certain. Still trying to determine what kind of thread it is as the user manual doesn't appear to list the thread type.

The OASE is a 1 inch BSPP I'm fairly certain from the PDF.
 

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@CrazyLittleScooby My pump is a Total Pond “waterfall” pump (3600 GPH). From my understanding, it is the Home Depot version of the Lowe’s Smart Pond products. All of my smaller pumps are TP “fountain pumps.” Not really sure what the difference is — other than size.

I have no idea — without pulling the pump — what size the threaded adapter is that I am using [1-1/4” or 1-1/2”?], but I learned from this site that the “gray” fittings that come from the electrical section are threaded different from the plumbing fittings. The “gray” ones fit my TP pump’s threads, where the standard plumbing fittings don’t. Just a thought....

Anyway.....I’m not completely understanding exactly what your issue is (as far as exactly what you are looking for and why you can’t find one), but if you can’t find the adapter that you THINK you need, maybe you can try to order BSPP fittings from somewhere online. I have contacted the OASE site several times for advice or information, and they have always been helpful and responsive.
 

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Welcome Scoob:)
Normally their are just fine or course threads. I would your fountain head and the pipe to a hardware store. The plumbing department should have what you need to make an adaptor.
I remember once I had to make an adaptor from a gas line made in 1905 to a dryer made in 2004. Took four adaptors put together to make it work.
 
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