# Plumbing pipe fittings

## What are the types of pipe fittings?

Tee, Wye, Cross and Elbow Fittings. Tee & Wye Fittings – Tees and wyes are used to connect three pieces of pipe. Coupling, Adapter, Bushing and Union Fittings. Trap and Flange Fittings. Cap, Plug and Nipple Fittings.

## Why are fittings used in plumbing?

A pipe fitting is used in plumbing system to join multiple pipes of same size or different sizes, to regulate the flow or to measure the flow. They are made up of different materials like copper, iron, brass, PVC etc.

Copper pipes

## What is 1.5d bend?

The D represents the outside diameter of the pipe, measured in inches. For instance, a 1.5D bend would feature a curve 1.5 times larger than the diameter of the pipe to be bent , so if you needed to bend a pipe 2 inches in diameter with a 1.5D bend , you would end up with a bend of 3 inches in radius.

## Can you connect plastic pipe to copper pipe?

Interestingly you can join copper and plastic with a lot of the same fittings; a lot of people don’t realise you can join a bit of plastic pipe with a compression fitting . Once you ‘ve inserted the liner the nut goes over the end of the pipe followed by the copper olive and then the fitting itself.

## How do you measure plumbing fittings?

Measure the Outside Diameter (OD) of your pipe or pipe fitting : Wrap a string around the pipe. Mark the point where the string touches together. Use a ruler or measuring tape to find the length between the tip of the string and the mark you made (circumference) Divide the circumference by 3.14159.

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## What are the different sizes of plumbing pipes?

In most cases, the main pipeline from the street to your home is either 3/4 or 1 inch in diameter , supply branches use 3/4-inch- diameter pipe , and pipes for individual components are 1/2 inch.

## What are the types of fitting?

There are many different kinds of fittings, made from a variety of materials: some of the most common types are elbows , tees , wyes, crosses, couplings, unions , compression fittings, caps, plugs and valves.

## What are male and female pipe fittings?

The terms Male and Female always refer to the threads on the fitting . Male threads are on the outside, like a bolt. Female threads are on the inside, like a nut. The male threads screw into the female threads. This sometimes leads to confusion when dealing with hard brake lines and other rigid tubing.

## Why is PEX plumbing bad?

PEX failures Piping fails when the pipes are exposed to chlorine that is within the water, exposure to direct sunlight before its installation. Furthermore PEX pipe is vulnerable when it comes in contact with such solutions as petroleum products and oxygen. It can leach toxic chemicals from pipe material also.

## What is the safest pipe for drinking water?

Copper pipes with lead-free joint materials are the best choice for water pipes. They are long-lasting and won’t leach chemicals into your drinking water.

## What is blue water pipe called?

MDPE pipe is sometimes referred to as, alkathene pipe , pe pipe , water pipe , poly pipe , blue water pipe and pe80 pipe .