Galvanized Black Pipe 2-1/2"x 1" Bell Reducer. Galvanized Black Pipe, due to its black oxide scale surface finish, is ideal for the use with natural and propane gas lines applications. For example it will be used to run a line from the meter to inside the house, and inside the house to the appliances. This form of pipe is what's typically used for those applications. Also This Pipe is generally used in commercial grade fire sprinkler systems (Water Application). This versatile pipe is heat resistance, and water damage resistant. Like the pipe, the high quality fittings are designed to connect, adapt, and function in the same applications as the pipe. The Galvanized Black Pipe 2-1/2"x1" Bell Reducer functions as a reducing coupling on your water and gas lines. The Bell Reducer features two sets of female threads that will easily thread onto the pipe for a quick and easy reduced connection.