Schedule 80 CPVC Tees
PVC piping is used in plumbing applications of all types. Two measurements are associated with pipes, the outside diameter, and the thickness of the walls. The schedule number indicates thickness. Schedule 40 is considered standard, and Schedule 80 has thicker walls. This means that it can carry liquids under higher pressure, and can withstand greater exterior stress.
Our schedule 80 CPVC fittings meet ASTM D1784 Standards and are NSF-14 Certified.
Due to the wall thickness, with no change in diameter, flow is also somewhat reduced. Specifically, a Schedule 80, one-inch outside diameter (OD) pipe has a wall thickness of 0.179 inches (4.547 mm), while Schedule 40 is only 0.133 in (3.378 mm). Tees will have the same OD and thickness as pipe, but are used in places where flow must be divided or combined at right angles. A tee is the most common type of pipe fitting.
Sizes for Schedule 80 Tees range from 1/8 inch to 12 inch diameter. They can be found with any or all of the openings female threaded or “slip” (smooth) for glued joints. The three branches may be the same diameter, or the stem of the tee may be smaller, which is known as a reducing tee. Piping and flexible tubing may be color coded. For example, blue generally means fresh water, and black indicates waste water, but these colors are not regulated by any standards. Coding is voluntary. Some tubing can be purchased in colors, but generally the color is painted on after installation. PVC fittings come in gray or white.