Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • PVC Fittings Guide



     

    pvc fittings on white background schedule 40 and schedule 80 different kindsAs a company with "PVC Fittings" in our name, we receive a lot of questions about fittings. These questions often have to do with pipe fittings sizes and dimensions, which makes sense because those topics can be confusing! Other questions are about the fittings themselves and what they are meant for. Compatibility and general pipe fitting knowledge can be overwhelming to someone who is new to the world of PVC! If you are trying to expand your PVC knowledge, you can use this blog post as a pipe fitting study guide! This pipe fittings guide will outline all the major types of PVC fittings as well as how and why to use them. This is a long post, so you can use the "Contents" section to navigate it!

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  • PVC End Types Explained



     

    If you've worked with PVC pipe for any length of time, you will know that there are many different PVC end types. From spigots to barbed inserts, the look and purpose of different PVC end types vary widely. For newcomers to the wide world of PVC, this may be daunting. However, this blog post will act as a guide and should answer any questions you may have about PVC end types. It may also serve as a refresher for seasoned veterans of piping. After reading this guide, PVC end types will no longer be a mystery!

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  • What Fittings Go Inside PVC Pipe?



     

    Most PVC fittings go outside pipe. This makes sense because, regardless of schedule, all PVC pipe of the same nominal size have the same outer diameter. That means any outer fittings can go on any pipe that is the same size. But sometimes you need to extend an already-existing pipeline. Other times you need to couple pipe but there's no room for a regular outer coupling. In both of these instances, you will need fittings that go inside pipe. With interior fittings, the schedule of pipe is important, as this affects the inner diameter of the pipe.

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  • PVC Pipe Sizes: A Guide to Understanding OD Sizes



     

    pvc pipe id od chart There are many different sizes of PVC pipe. Some are tiny, at 1/2", but others are huge at 12". The problem is that what the industry calls a 1" pipe is not actually 1" in diameter. Because of this confusing issue, many of our customers ask us, "What is the outside diameter of PVC pipe?" If you have the same question, it can be answered by the chart below. Keep reading to learn why the outer diameter, or "OD" of PVC pipe is not the same as what the name says.

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