Schedule 80 PVC Adaptors
With the right combination of strength, durability and affordability, PVC pipes are used in many different applications. They resist corrosion well and can be used in residential and commercial plumbing, chemical processing plants, irrigation and similar applications. The thicker Schedule 80 pipe material is able to withstand corrosion even better, making this a favorite choice for high-pressure applications. When two pieces of Schedule 80 PVC pipe need to be connected, Schedule 80 PVC adaptors provide a solution.
Our schedule 80 fittings meet ASTM D1784 Standards and are NSF-14 Certified.
Schedule 80 PVC adaptors can connect pipes of like or different sizes. They contain both male and female ends, threaded and non-threaded, to be able to connect to most potential piping designs. These simple fittings perform a vital function in the plumbing industry. Because they are so frequently used, these fittings need to be durable enough to withstand the daily force of high-pressure fluids, and that is what makes Schedule 80 adapters so popular. PVC adapters feature a smooth interior finish. This makes the preferred over metal adapters in application where friction and reduced flow is problematic. Because of the materials used for metal adapters, they have a slightly rough interior finish, and this can cause a minimal reduction in flow. This can lead to lower pressure at the end of the system, a problem resolved with the use of PVC adapters.
Schedule 80 PVC adaptors range in size from ¼ inch to 4 inches, and are commonly used in irrigation, sewage and plumbing. They can also be called reducing couplings by some companies. These two products may be listed separately, but they actually refer to the same item. They work well for any application that requires the plumbing to be buried underneath the ground, as they resist corrosion from soil and will not rust like metal fittings. They can also be used in underwater applications.