The range of Brass Fittings at Direct Wholesale Supplies

Direct Wholesale  Supplies provides a range of brass fittings  primarily used in pressurized piping systems, though there is some overlap with fittings for low-pressure or non-pressurized systems.
An elbow is installed between two lengths of pipe  to allow a change of direction, usually a 90° or 45° angle; 22.5° elbows are also available. The ends may be machined for butt welding, threaded or socketed. When the ends differ in size, it is known as a reducing elbow.

 

A 90º elbow, also known as a “90 b bend” attaches readily to plastic, copper, cast iron, steel, and lead, and is attached to rubber with stainless-steel clamps. Other available materials include silicone, rubber compounds, galvanized steel, and nylon. It is primarily used to connect hoses to valves, water pumps and deck drains. A 45º elbow, also known as a “45 bend”  is commonly used in water-supply facilities, food, chemical and electronic industrial pipeline networks, air-conditioning pipelines, agriculture and garden production, and solar-energy facility piping.

 

Elbows are also categorized by length.  Short elbows, widely available, are typically used in pressurized systems, and in physically tight locations.
Long elbows are used in low-pressure gravity-fed systems and other applications where low turbulence and minimum deposition of entrained solids are of concern.

 

A coupling connects two pipes. If their sizes differ, the fitting is known as a adapter. There are two types of couplings: “regular” and “slip”. A regular coupling has a small ridge or stop internally, to prevent over-insertion of a pipe, and thus under-insertion of the pipe.  A coupling is deliberately made without this internal stop, to allow it to be slipped into place in tight locations, such as the repair of a pipe that has a small leak due to corrosion or freeze bursting, or which had to be cut temporarily for some reason.. Since the alignment stop is missing, it is up to the installer to carefully measure the final location of the slip coupling to ensure that it is located correctly.
A union, similar to a coupling, allows the convenient future disconnection of pipes for maintenance or fixture replacement. In contrast to a coupling requiring solvent welding, or rotation , a union allows easy connection and disconnection, multiple times if needed. It consists of three parts: a nut, a female end and a male end. When the female and male ends are joined, the nut seals the joint by pressing the two ends tightly together. Unions are a type of very compact flange connector.

 

Union with  insulation, separate dissimilar metals (such as copper and galvanized steel) to prevent  corrosion. When two dissimilar metals are in contact with an electrically conductive solution., they form an  couple which generates a voltage by electrolysis. When the metals are in direct contact with each other, the electric current from one to the other also moves metallic ions from one to the other; this dissolves one metal, depositing it on the other. A dielectric union breaks the electrical path with a plastic liner between its halves, limiting galvanic corrosion.

 

A nipple is a short stub of pipe, usually  steel, brass, or copper which connects two other fittings. A nipple with continuous uninterrupted threading is known as a closenipple. Nipples are commonly used with plumbing and hoses.
A tee, the most common pipe fitting, is used to combine fluid flow. It is available with female thread sockets, solvent-weld sockets or opposed solvent-weld sockets and a female-threaded side outlet. Tees can connect pipes of different diameters or change the direction of a pipe run, or both. Available in a variety of materials, sizes and finishes, they may also be used to transport two-fluid mixtures.] Tees may be equal or unequal in size of their three connections, with equal tees the most common.
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