Several shapes and sizes of quality brass are used by brass pipe fitting manufacturers in the construction of these fittings. As quality needs time and money, a fine quality of brass is required for crafting fittings. This quality makes the product expensive and it requires many kinds of tools to install. It also requires time for installation.
- Pipes and fittings are joined together by screwing the threaded pipes. This process is called threading.
- The sleeves of slip fit pipes slip into one another fitting. This is slip fit process.
Usually, pipe fittings are organized as follows:
- Female slip fit
- Female threaded
- Male slip fit
- Male threaded
- Construction Materials: The material used for making pipe and pipe fitting should be same. The following are the cases in which this rule can be void.
- fitting type
- check for flow
- standards and codes
- Connection Type: Fittings have two types of connectors. One of the ends is male threaded and the other one is female threaded. In most of the plastic fittings, one end is a male slip and the other one is threaded.