About Copper Pipe Fittings

Copper pipe fittings are components used to connect and join sections of copper pipes in plumbing and HVAC systems. Copper is a common material choice for pipes due to its excellent durability, corrosion resistance, and thermal conductivity and ability to handle high temperatures and pressures. Copper pipe fittings are designed to create secure and leak-free connections between copper pipes and other plumbing components.

There are various types of copper pipe fittings available, each serving a specific purpose. We stock copper couplings, elbows, tees, reducers, adapters, caps and more in sizes from 1/8" to 8". Please note that when measuring for ACR, refrigeration or AC, the measurements should be in outside diameter (OD) which is 1/8" higher than the nominal size.

  • Elbows: Elbows allow for changes in direction in the plumbing line, typically available in 90-degree or 45-degree angles.
  • Tees: Tees are used to create branch connections, enabling the plumbing system to split into two directions.
  • Couplings: Couplings are used to join two straight sections of copper pipes together.
  • Reducers: These fittings allow for the connection of pipes with different diameters, either increasing or decreasing the pipe size.
  • Adapters: Adapters facilitate connections between copper pipes and other types of pipes or fittings, such as PVC or PEX.
  • Caps: Caps are used to seal the end of a copper pipe, preventing water leakage.
  • Unions: Unions are similar to couplings but designed to allow easier disassembly for repairs or maintenance.
  • Flanges: Flanges are used to connect pipes together while allowing for easy disassembly, typically used in conjunction with bolts and gaskets.

Copper pipe fittings come in different shapes, sizes, and configurations to accommodate various plumbing needs. They are commonly used in both potable water supply systems and heating systems due to copper's durability, resistance to corrosion, and suitability for high-temperature applications.

Fittings for copper pipes can be soldered, brazed, or connected using compression or push-fit connections, depending on the specific type of fitting and the installation requirements. Proper installation techniques are crucial to ensure a watertight and durable plumbing system.