Important Uses and Features of Pipe Fittings

Pipe fittings are mainly used to connect pipes of various diameters and sizes. It helps to change directions and it can be found in different sizes and shapes to suit different purposes. These fittings are made available in different materials which include PVC, stainless steel, copper and so forth. These fittings allow the pipes to be used in various places such as under the homes, over the ceilings, in various corners and so forth.

Elbow fitting is one of the most common types of pipe fittings which are used if the pipe has to be cut at the corner. The elbow fitting is a small length of pipe which includes a 90 degree bend. It provides a clean turn to the pipes. These fittings are basically connected to the pipes in two ways which include the slip fit and the thread fit. The thread fit pipes can be screwed together and most of the metal fittings for pipes are available in threaded fittings. Plastic pipe fittings are often found in slip varieties.

Some Essential Features:

These pipe fittings include both male and female connectors. These fittings are designed in a specific manner to accommodate the pipes accurately so that the flow of water or liquid is unaffected. It is important to use the right type of pipes and fittings as some of the pipes are designed to carry gaseous materials, liquids, chemicals and so forth. For example, PVC pipes are often used for sprinkler systems and above the ground drainage systems.

Pipe Fittings

Pipe Fittings

There are various other pipes designed specifically for hot and cold water. Different types of materials are used with these pipe fittings to prevent leakages. It is known as the plumbers tape. The tape can be sealed in between the threads of the fittings to avoid leakages.

Gi Pipe Fittings

Gi Pipe Fittings

These fittings can be bought from many of the online and home improvement stores at various price rates. It is essential to choose the right type of materials while replacing these fittings. Higher grade fittings can be bought from most of the online and offline stores at affordable prices.

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