Pipes And Fittings

Pipes And Fittings

Familiarising Yourself With Pipes And Fittings

So you move into your new house or flat and by the following month, you got problems with the plumbing. Unfortunately, you don’t know a thing or two about fixing it and you’re a little shy to ask your next-door neighbour for help. What should you do?

Interestingly, it doesn’t take a genius to familiarise oneself with Pipes And Fittings. Take a good look at the components of the pipes and scrutinise how they’ve been assembled onto the pipings and you’re good. Now go buy yourself some wrench!

Types Of Pipes And Fittings

There are a wide variety of pipings and fittings that are used in different hydraulic or water systems. However, you don’t have to use all of them. The most common pipings and fittings include elbows, couplings, tees, cross-fittings, plugs, valves and caps.

Elbows, couplings and unions are the most common types of pipe fittings designed to connect pipes to allow a change of water direction or volume. They also allow the quick and convenient reassembling of pipes. Meanwhile, tees, cross-fittings, plugs, valves and caps are used to regulate the strength of the water flow inside the pipe with varied mechanisms. They are also used to completely stop the flow of water inside the pipe.

Installing Pipes And Fittings In Your Home

There are quite numerous ways on how to attach pipings and fittings into your water system but if you’re not so knowlegeable on how to go about it, then stick to the basics. Also note that much of the work of the installation is centered on creating leakproof and resilient connections.

Usually, the easiest way of attaching the fittings is by fastening them with bolts and nuts or by threading them. With threading, all you have to do is twist the pipe securely into place due to the screw thread on either of its ends. More complicated ways of attaching pipes are solvent welding and soldering that both use heat and chemicals to combine parts. Of course, if you’re not used to handling soldering equipment then it’s best to ask a professional for help on this job.