Fittings for PlumbersPosted by admin in br2 plumbers boiler repairs, on May 10, 2014
There are lots of fittings that are used in plumbing and the problem for anyone considering doing a job themselves is being able to remember their names. Listed below is the names and short descriptions of just some fittings that you may need to use at some point in the future. BR2 Plumbers use different fittings everyday.Street Elbow:Just the same as a standard elbow with one exception, that one end of the elbow runs into a fitting rather than over the pipework. This is really handy when two bends are required really close together.Equal T:All three connections of the same size i.e. 15 mm however, you can buy unequal examples which are 35mm.Reducer:If you need to buy, then ask for, example: (“a 22-15mm reducer”). A versatile fits all type of connector.Partial Crossover:Only available in copper and is regarded as a cheat by professional plumbers but very handy if you don’t have a pipe bender.Stop End:The stop end is to cap the end of a pipe. This can be a temporary or permanent fit. BR2 Boiler Repairs tradesmen use all types of fittings.Tap Connector:They are straight, bent, or flexi. Their sizes are usually referred to in imperial measures for example: a basin tap is a half inch tap, but a bath tap is three quarters of an inch, while the pipes connection is normally metric. So you could ask for a three-quarter inch to 22mm push fit, flexi, tap connector.Slip Straight Coupling:These look the same as a normal straight coupling but can be slipped over the pipe entirely. When there’s no give in your pipe work you’ll be glad of these. The only issue with using them is making sure they’re in the right place, so it’s best to mark the pipework first.Straight coupling:Also known as a (socket) this is used to connect two straight bits of pipe.