Cast Iron Fittings
About Cast Iron Fittings
Cast iron fittings are commonly used in plumbing and piping systems. They are made from cast iron, a durable and corrosion-resistant material, which makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, including water supply, sewage systems, and drainage. They are commonly used in drainage, waste, and venting systems in both residential and commercial buildings.
Cast iron fittings come in various shapes and sizes, designed to connect different sections of cast iron pipes or transition between cast iron and other materials such as PVC or copper.
They are installed by using various methods such as mechanical joints, compression gaskets, or adhesive joints. The specific installation method may vary depending on the type of fitting and the application.
It's important to note that cast iron fittings are not typically used for high-pressure applications or in systems that transport corrosive or acidic fluids. In such cases, other materials like steel, stainless steel, or PVC may be more suitable. They are also a popular choice for plumbing applications for many years due to their excellent resistance to corrosion, fire, and noise transmission.