All that you need to know about PVC pipes and fittings


PVC pipes are one of the most commonly used materials when plumbing, but for beginners, they may feel a bit hard to master. There are specific adhesives and PVC tools you need to purchase, as well as some important points to learn when it comes to PVC.

You will first need to figure out and measure your desired project so that you know how much PVC pipes to purchase. Mapping out how the project will fit together is a difficult thing to plan, but you also need to learn how to properly construct the PVC pipes. To be precise, learning to use PVC pipes is quite a difficult task. Before you take on any kind of first-time PVC project, check out the uses of these pipes to ensure that it would suit your project.

Uses of PVC pipes:

The PVC pipe is generally used for cold water transmission. We can find the application of PVC pipes in the areas of industries, agriculture, and other household applications.

  • The PVC pipes can be used in civil cold water system facilities.
  • They can be used in building drainage, rainwater pipes, and other facilities.
  • They can be used in agriculture, landscape irrigation, spray irrigation project.
  • They can be used in the swimming pool, playing in the water recreational facilities projects.
  • They can be used in pharmaceutical and chemical companies with a pipeline.
  • They can be used in aquaculture pipes.
  • They can be used in brewing and fermentation pipes.
  • They can be used in electric, telecommunications engineering pipeline.
  • They can be used in the city, public green and golf course projects.
  • They can be used in paper and sewage treatment works.

Description and application of PVC pipe fittings

The following are some of the most commonly used PVC pipe and fittings. Also remember that each pipe and fittings have several iterations and use, so purchase according to the needs.

  • Tees: PVC tees are fitting with three ends; two in a straight line and one on the side at a 90-degree angle. They can connect two lines into one mainline. They are also often used for PVC structures. 
  • Elbows: If you need your piping system to turn or get around something in the desired way, you will need to bend your pipeline around with PVC elbows. Elbows are most commonly available in 90-degree angles and 45-deree angles, so your pipeline can be directed however you want it. 
  • Crosses: They are a slightly less common type of fitting that joins four pipe sections. They have four slip connections that meet at 90-degree angles, forming a “plus” shape. They can be used to divide liquid flow in different directions.
  • Couplings and Unions: Couplings are one of the most simple and inexpensive types of PVC fittings. They are a small part of the pipe that connects one part to another, usually permanently. 

Like couplings, the unions connect things, but they are a not-as-permanent solution that can be easily taken apart. 

Thus, choose the proper PVC pipe fittings that would best suit your projects and have effective results. 



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