If you want a component that lasts, try bronze fitting and brass fittings in your plumbing and HVAC installations. Ensuring you have the right fittings for the job is half of getting it done right. Bronze and brass fittings both have the versatility to work in different types of applications.
Typically, bronze fittings are more durable than brass fittings and resist mineral buildup in your pipe, if that is a problem in your area. Here at PlumbersStock, we carry hundreds of brass pipe fittings that help connect, adapt or control the flow of gas, air, or liquid. These brass fittings can be used with brass, iron, and copper pipes. Whether you are putting in a new gas line, or you are fixing the fittings on your pipes leading to your water heater, we have what you need.
The following is a list and explanation of some of the most common brass fittings to help you get started off on the right foot. All the basic principles apply to bronze fittings as well.
Due to the applications/jobs that are performed by brass plumbing fittings and the corresponding pipes, it is essential to have the proper installation. Whether the piping that you are working on is carrying a liquid, gas or air, proper installation is necessaryfor consistent performance from your system. Improper installation can lead to flooding, fire hazards and even damage to appliances. You should know what fittings you need and their appropriate sizing.
Another GREAT tip for working with brass pipe fittings are the use of Teflon Tape also known as Thread Seal Tape. When this tape is applied to the exposed threading of a pipe or fitting, it creates a secure, strong bond. This helps eliminate some of the maintenance that is required with re-tightening the fittings. Do not use too much of the tape though because it could inhibit the threads from mating together properly.
Oftentimes, in order to get a secure and strong connection between the fittings and pipes being used, you will need them to be threaded. The threading allows you to create a strong bond while connecting a brass plumbing fitting. These threaded fittings will be marked with either an “M” or “F”, which stands for male or female.
Here at PlumbersStock, we know that there is a sense of accomplishment when a project is performed correctly. Our professional staff is here to help you complete the job whether you are a contractor or do-it-yourselfer! With our unbeatable prices on the web, you can find all the brass pipe fittings you need. If you need any help with your order or finding what you need, please contact us, and we can help your project. Remember, if you need something more durable, bronze fittings might do the trick.