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pipe fitting

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. These fittings are used in plumbing to manipulate the conveyance of water, gas, or liquid waste in domestic or commercial environments, within a system of pipes or tubes.
Fittings (especially uncommon types) require money, time, materials, and tools to install, and are an important part of piping and plumbing systems. Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed separately.

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  1. M

    Pipe fitting welding courses

    Would a welding course help a plumber cross over to pipefitting?
  2. J

    Eurocone Cone Angle - BSPP 60deg Compatible?

    Hi! I am creating a cooling installation and would like to use manifolds supplied by an underfloor heating company. It seems as though UFH uses Eurocone widely but I have never come across these fittings before. Can someone tell me the cone angle on eurocone fittings and whether they are...
  3. S

    Shower tray waste pipe fitting

    I am really struggling with how to do the waste pipework from a shower tray and would appreciate any advice on the best approach to take. The tray will be sitting in a three sided recess which really complicates things. A further complication is that the soil pipe is very close by and so there...
  4. C

    Has the gas safety engineer farked up

    Hi, Have moved into a new property where prior to completion, the place was gas certified. Before being certified, I was told there was a gas leak that the engineer fixed. To do that, they've routed the pipe all the way under the cabinets. With the pictures below, you'll see no cabinet under...
  5. J

    To LSX or not on compression pipe fitting?

    Going to put in new iso valves and on the compression fitting should a smidgen of LSX be used around the olive? On the other end will be fitting tap tail adaptors again using olive and smidgen of LSX. https://www.toolstation.com/tap-tail-adaptors/p14081 So is there any downside in using LSX...
  6. T

    Rotatimg soil pipe fitting

    Hi. Could anyone advise if this is a push fit fitting that I can rotate? If I had to cut out the section I'd have to do from below in the kitchen which might be problematic. I've applied some wd40 in prep for when I disconnect toilet but not sure if it will move. Thanks
  7. B

    Advice Needed: Can I install gravity fed toilet, basin and shower in new en-suite location?

    Good morning all, -I would really appreciate your advice on whether it would be possible to have a gravity fed toilet, basin and shower installed in a my new layout upstairs? The detail: I currently own a two bed house (is actually a three bed on original plans) and want to covert it back to...
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    URGENT Flux which is shiny and not irriates the skin.

    A few weeks ago I found a flux with an engineer.It's not a typicall flux you can buy like powerflux for example.What is interesting, after soldering ,the joint looks very shiny.Also ,if your skin is sensitive doesn't irritates,moreover pipes and even hands are clean(not making green ) Any clues...
  9. G

    Dishwasher Pipe Fitting Help.

    Hello. Complete noob, apologies in advance. I am attempting to fit a dishwasher at home and would like to know the correct part to purchase to attach to the hot water pipe under the sink and make it so it has 2 outputs (i.e. for sink and dishwasher). Also the best product to buy to attach the...
  10. Bogart

    Pipe fitting markings

    Going to fit a 22mm stop end fitting. Have a couple of solder ring fittings. Looking at them they are marked MA22 and LF22 is there any relevance in these markings?
  11. L

    MDPE pipe and fittings, are all equal? What durable brands to buy?

    Dear All, Whenever possible I aim to buy the correct quality product the first time round. Plumbing labour and water damage is expensive, thus, very happy to pay quite a bit more for materials provided it is needed to ensure a lasting product over time. Your advice will be much appreciated...
  12. N

    Steel pipe fitting without thread.

    Hi I've got a steel pipe that's snapped off in the wall (see the photo). It travels through the wall and into a screeded floor. Is there a fitting suitable for gas or a way to thread the pipe without chopping half the wall away?
  13. R

    Removing upvc soil pipe fitting

    I have a situation where my bathroom WC discharges into a 90 degree bend and a pipe then runs along the wall before discharging into a soil stack. The fall in the pipe from the bend to the stack is not ideal and although (at the moment fortunately) I do not have a blockage, I think that there...
  14. ian.

    Honeywell TRV leak- type of pipe fitting

    Hi I removed a radiator to decorate and when refitting had to undo the bottom nut of the TRV to turn the head slightly, once everything was back in place I nipped up the nut but it’s weeping. I’m resigned to draining the system but I just want to check if this type used a 10mm olive so can...
  15. H

    Old sewer pipe fitting for rodding access

    Hello, I have sewer pipe with a rodding access point that dates from the 1950s. It is a cast iron pipe with a brass plug/cap (see photo). My question is: is there a special tool/spanner for opening this? Many thanks.
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    Pipe Fitting connectors!

    Hi all, New to the forum, I like my DIY projects etc and so this leads me to my query. I have a small 5 litre water heater in an out house, this backs onto another room which i wish to plumb a hot supply to as there is a cold only sink in there. The connections on the water heater are threaded...
  17. S

    Waste water pipe fitting options

    im redoing the kitchen and want to relocate the position of pipe that goes to the waste water outlet. currently the pipe came straight up from the floor into an under sink unit like this.... This current arrangement sits too high which means id have to re route it through adjacent units in...
  18. P

    Can't figure out how to remove speed fit pipe fitting

    Can any help with information on how to remove the pipes from this speed fit fitting? I don't want to attempt something before I know what I'm doing. Thanks
  19. J

    plastic pipe fitting failed - why?

    I came across one of these fittings last week, that had popped under the bath...
  20. P

    soil pipe fitting question

    Hi (I posted this yesterday in the plumbing forum with no replies) What kind if elbow soil pipe fitting is this? Is it push fit rubber O ring or some kind of solvent weld? I want to know if it is demountable without causing damage to the vertical soil pipe fitting Installed in 1966...