Schedule 40 PVC Tees
Schedule 40 PVC tees allow a line to be split into two lines with a connection that is at a 90-degree angle. It can also be used to connect two lines into one main line when mixing chemicals. This versatility makes it one of the most commonly used types of fittings in plumbing. These tees are made from durable Schedule 40 PVC. This material is durable and able to withstand corrosive materials, making it suited for a range of applications. Its affordability also makes it an ideal choice for those who need to do a plumbing job on a tight budget.
Max temperature 140 F. Max pressure varies based on fitting size. Our schedule 40 tees (excluding class 125) meet standards ASTM D-1784, ASTM D-2466/2467, NSF/ANSI 14 & 61.
Schedule 40 PVC tees are designed to withstand 50 to 60 psi in the line. This is the ideal pressure to use with home water supplies. This is why schedule 40 PVC tees are often found in home plumbing systems. They can also be used in manufacturing settings and labs where the 50 to 60 psi strength is sufficient. However, they can only withstand temperatures of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, so they are best used in cold water applications. The "T" shape of these schedule 40 PVC tees allows them to connect pipes at a 90-degree angle, so the user can install a new line into a horizontal line as needed. This provides flexibility in designing plumbing layouts.
Schedule 40 PVC tees are quite durable and corrosion resistant. Unlike metal fittings, they will not rust, and they can also withstand hot liquids better than other materials. Tees can be connected to pipes using adhesive cements. Some tees are also threaded to provide an additional connection option. Threaded tees are easier to remove and replace for systems that require regular maintenance, and both connection options provide a water-tight seal.
Schedule 40 PVC tees are available in diameters from 1/2 inch to 12 inch. Some tees feature a different diameter between the input ends and the output end. These are known as reducing tees and can be used to lower the volume of flow when mixing two lines.