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Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

Had been taught years ago not to put a space between the thread size, and class: 1/4-20UNC, but have lately been having some drawings criticized for not putting the space: 1/4-20 UNC. Which is the ansi standard, and are both acceptable?

RE: Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

ASME Y14.6-2001, page 8, shows the thread callout WITH the space.

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Ben Loosli

RE: Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

Looking at examples in ASME B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads I see examples on the same page that differ such as the following:
Just before section 6.2 a legend includes the hyphen such as between UNC-2A.  This appears to be the preference in B1.1.

RE: Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

Interesting - I've typically used "1/4-20UNC".  However, in scanning ASME Y15.100, the book depicts "1/4-20 UNC"

RE: Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

I am trying to locate specs for threaded fitting ends as called out for a restrictor fitting in accordance with
AND 10056 Style E for 1/4 & 3/8 diameters. Does anyone know where I can find this info? Thanks.

RE: Thread callout, 1/4-20UNC or 1/4-20 UNC (space)

jdaddy, start a new thread with that question, it's not particularly related to this one.

As regards the OP ASME Y14.6-2001 "Screw Thread Represenation" shows the space as looselib points out.  As well as page 8 all the other examples appear fairly consistent in showing the space.

Section 6.1 of B1.1 - Basic Method of Deignating has the space.  However, as JLSeagull points out there are examples that don't follow this, I see several in section 5 with a "-".  That said most examples appear to have the space.

There are other minor inconsistencies I'm aware of between these 2 specs, not ASMEs finest work.

I'd go with the space.

KENAT, probably the least qualified checker you'll ever meet...

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