Schedule 80 PVC Saddles
When a branch needs to be added without deconstructing an entire system, Schedule 80 PVC saddles can help. These saddles clamp on to an existing pipe, using a simple claming hinge to create a tight seal without damaging the pipe. Drilling a small hole allows the liquid to flow into the newly created tee joint, all without cutting the pipe or removing any major pieces of the system.
The new arm on these Schedule 80 PVC saddles can be either female threaded or smooth for slip on applications. Both provide a tight seal, and the slip-on option can be secured using adhesives. The installation of saddles is the simplest way to add a line to an existing pipe.
Schedule 80 PVC saddles come in a wide range of diameters to fit over most standard pipes. The smallest is 2-inches in diameter, with the upper limit being 8 inches. The arm created can range in size from a small ¾ inch pipe to a large 6-inch diameter. This range of sizes ensures that these Schedule 80 PVC saddles fit most applications.
Because these saddles are made with thicker Schedule 80 PVC, they are stronger than traditional options. This means they can handle the strong flow of a high-pressure system, even when diverting flow at a 90-degree angle. In addition, the PVC material makes these saddles resistant to corrosion from chemicals, heat and cold. This means they can be used in industrial applications, outdoor settings and lab systems. The durability of the PVC combined with the additional thickness of the Schedule 80 rating means that these fittings will stand up over years of use and abuse, even in stressful situations, and all at a fraction of the cost of their metal counterparts. For affordability combined with durability, these Schedule 80 PVC saddles are the top choice for adding a line to an existing system.