Understanding The Basics Of CPVC Pipe Fittings

In different parts of the world and in different industries, there may be different terminology used to describe different types of CPVC pipe fittings. This isn’t unique to CPVC, these differences in terms can be found in all different pipe fitting jobs including those using metals, alloy or specialized products.

With the experience of our team in providing CPVC pipe fittings to companies throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean as well as across the USA and throughout the world, we have a solid understanding of the different terms that may be used. We also double check if there is any possibility of misunderstanding, ensuring that your order will arrive with the proper material.

Basic Information

In general, all CPVC pipe fittings are used to connect lengths of CPVC pipe. It is never recommended to use these types of fittings with standard PVC pipe or with other types of specialized synthetic pipe materials. By using the same type of pipe and fitting, there is a more complete seal possible, and less chance of one material reacting to changes in temperature or pressure in ways that weaken the system or that pose the potential for leaks.

Common Options

There are several standard types of pipe fittings that are used universally on projects. Elbows can be either short or long radius, making tighter or wider bends in a line.

Couplings are used to connect two lengths of CPVC pipe. Similar to a sleeve, they slide over the pipe ends and seal in place to create the length required. A union is another similar type of fitting, but it is typically threaded, allowing for removal of the pipe lengths as needed.

Tees allow for the connection of three different CPVC pipes and four-way fittings (or crosses) connect four pipes. These types of fittings are commonly used in industrial as well as plumbing construction projects for residential homes.

To place an order for CPVC fittings, call us today at 305-371-5551. We would be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have to ensure you get the right parts with your order.