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What is a PVC bulkhead fitting?

What is a PVC bulkhead fitting?

Schedule 80 PVC bulkheads are used in applications where a tank to pipe connection is needed. They are used to form inlets and outlets to install valves, pipes, hoses or faucets. PVC bulkhead fittings are durable, reliable and chemical resistant schedule 80 fittings made to handle pressurized fluid applications.

Are bulkhead fittings reverse threaded?

You’ll notice that a lot of bulkhead nuts are reverse-thread. Don’t let it frustrate you too much, it just means that it’s “lefty-tighty.”

How do you measure bulkhead fittings?

You need to measure the OD of the PVC pipe going into the bulkhead, and take the bulkhead off and measure the hole in the glass. Once you measure the pipe OD, you need to reference a pipe chart to determine the nominal pipe size. For example, 1″ pipe has a 1.315″ diameter measurement, 1.5″ pipe is 1.9″ OD, and so on.

What is a PCV fitting?

PVC fittings. A fitting or adapter is used in pipe systems to connect straight sections of pipe or tube, adapt to different sizes or shapes, and for other purposes such as regulating (or measuring) fluid flow.

What are the dimensions of PVC pipe?

PVC pipe is a type of plastic plumbing pipe primarily used to transport high pressured water. It is available in several standard sizes, ranging from ½ inch (1.3 centimeters) to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters) in diameter.

What is ABS plastic pipe fittings?

Abs pipe and fittings are used for dwv or drain, waste, and vent piping systems. This plastic material has undergone a couple of changes over the years since its introduction into the marketplace. It used to be a solid plastic that was extremely rigid, durable, and somewhat difficult to cut and glue together.

What is a PVC connector?

PVC connectors, commonly known as fittings, bring everything together. As the name suggests, they connect the pipes together. While there are several types of PVC pipe connectors, all of them can be sorted into two categories: Plumbing grade connectors have their place in plumbing drainage systems, as well as sewer systems.