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Various Types of Pipe Fittings and Their Applications

Various Types of Pipe Fittings and Their Applications

Pipe fitting is the process of joining two pieces of pipe together. This can be done by using a pipe fitting, which is a type of plumbing fixture that can be used for joining two pipes. In a plumbing system, a Buttweld Pipe Fittings connects numerous pipes of the same or different diameters, regulates or measures flow, and joins multiple pipes of the same or various sizes.

The most common types of Buttweld Pipe Fittings are described below


Elbows allow you to change direction in your plumbing system. They come in 45-degree Elbow, 90-degree, and 180-degree varieties.


Tees allow you to split the flow from one pipe into two new pipes. They come in 45-degree and 90-degree varieties.


Crosses allow you to connect two pipes that run perpendicular to one another.


Flanges are used to attach pipes by covering their ends with metal plates that are welded on both sides of each flange’s opening. This creates a secure connection between two pipes so they cannot move apart from one another even if they were bumped or pushed hard enough during installation or use later on down the road when installing something else into your home.

Caps & Plugs

Caps keep water out of an opening while allowing air inside so you don’t get any leakage around where it’s placed onto any given pipe.

Reducing Fittings

Reducing fittings has to be used where there is a need to reduce the size of the pipe. For example, if you want to connect a ½ inch PVC pipe with a ¾ inch PVC pipe then you will need a reducing fitting.


Nipples are straight pieces of pipe that connect two other pieces. They can also be used to connect elbows and other fittings to create a long run of pipe.


Used to change the direction of the flow of water or gas in a pipe system.

Pipe Fitting Applications and Uses

Pipe fittings are used in a variety of applications, from simple household plumbing to industrial piping. They can be made from many different materials, including plastic, metal, and rubber.

Pipe fittings are installed when you want to connect two pipes or tubes in order to provide a fluid path for your product or waste. The type of fitting you choose depends on the type of material you are connecting, as well as what pressure will be placed on the connection.