What Is A PEX Fitting

This is the typical fitting for large-diameter pipes in particular (such as the water supply of a house), but it is also used everywhere else. The connection is made using a metal ring that, under a nut’s action, crushes the pipe on the fitting. As a result, everything becomes united and sealed. The advantage of the compression fitting is that it is easily removable.

What Is A PEX Fitting

This is the easiest PER fitting to assemble, but also the most fragile! It looks like a compression fitting, apart from the fact that here, it’s a clip that provides the connection. A nut blocks this clip.

What Is A Polyethylene Compression Fitting

There is an alternative to metal fittings for connecting and joining HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) pipes and polyethylene compression fittings. These fittings work like any other compression fitting; sealing is obtained by screwing. They are generally reserved for large diameters (16 mm up to 90 mm). They are, therefore, often found in the general water supply of buildings.

What Is A PVC Fitting

Evacuation PVC (or simple PVC) is a plastic material that does not support pressurization. The flow inside a PVC drainage network must be done by gravity. Used for all your sanitary evacuations (sink, washbasin, shower, bathtub, rainwater, etc.), PVC evacuation is recognizable thanks to its light gray color.

What Is A PVC Fitting

Very resistant, pressure PVC is thicker than evacuation PVC. It can therefore be used for water supply (which is, by definition, under pressure). It can create a drinking water supply network, a pumping network, etc. PVC pressure is recognizable thanks to its dark gray color.

PVC Drain Installation

Your entire drainage network, household water (kitchen, bathroom, etc.), sewage (toilets), or combined rainwater can be made of PVC, provided you follow a few rules. For the most part, this whole network is constituted and assembled by the collage. A minimum slope must be respected so that the flow is done correctly and that no waste clogs the network. All the wastewater pipes are joined in a collection maintenance hole before going to your sanitation facility (septic tank) or the public wastewater network. Rainwater, for its part, can be spread, captured and stored, or evacuated in a network, a ditch, a stream, or even a rainwater collector.

Choosing & Installing a Weld Fitting

Welding fittings from Midwest Supply for example provide excellent resistance over time, but their installation requires more advanced technical knowledge than all other fittings, which do not require welding!

  1. The Type Of Solder Joint

Solder fittings can be adapted to all needs and come in a sleeve (for a straight union), elbows, a reducer, or even a T.

  1. Solder Fitting Size

The correct size will depend on the desired installation. For the supply of a toilet, it is an 8 x 10 mm model that you will need in most cases. 10 x 12 mm for connecting a washing machine or dishwasher, 14 x 16 mm for a shower, and 26 x 28 mm for the heating system.

  1. Mounting A Solder Fitting

To install this type of fitting, you will have to well an operation that is not accessible to all do-it-yourselfers because it requires a blowtorch or a blowtorch. Prefer solderless connections if you have never performed this operation. To understand about valves such as Everflow Valves – Midwest Supply, learn more about it here.