PVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) fittings are pipe fittings specifically designed for use with CPVC pipes. CPVC is a thermoplastic material known for its excellent resistance to heat, corrosion, and chemical degradation. It is commonly used in hot and cold water distribution systems, as well as in various industrial applications.

Here are some common types of CPVC fittings:

  1. CPVC Elbows: Elbows are fittings with a curved shape used to change the direction of the pipe. CPVC elbows are available in different angles (e.g., 90 degrees or 45 degrees) to accommodate specific plumbing or piping requirements.

  2. CPVC Tees: Tees have a T-shaped design and are used to create a branch connection in a pipe system. CPVC tees allow for the diversion of flow or the connection of additional pipes.

  3. CPVC Couplings: Couplings are used to join two pipes of the same diameter together. CPVC couplings have solvent weld or threaded ends to facilitate a secure connection.

  4. CPVC Adapters: Adapters are used to connect pipes with different diameters or thread types. CPVC adapters typically have one solvent weld end and one threaded end to allow for a transition between pipes of different sizes or types.

  5. CPVC Unions: Unions are fittings that provide an easy and convenient way to disassemble and reassemble pipe connections. CPVC unions consist of three pieces—a nut, a male-end fitting, and a female-end fitting—that can be easily disconnected without cutting or unscrewing the pipes.

  6. CPVC Valves: Valves control the flow of fluid in a piping system. CPVC valves, such as ball valves or gate valves, are specifically designed to work with CPVC pipes and provide reliable and leak-free shut-off capabilities.

CPVC fittings are known for light weight and their ease of installation, as they are typically joined to CPVC pipes using solvent cement or threaded connections. The solvent cement creates a strong and permanent bond between the fittings and pipes when properly applied.

When working with CPVC fittings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and local plumbing codes for proper installation techniques, solvent cement application, and tightening procedures. It's also essential to ensure that the CPVC fittings and pipes are compatible and specifically designed for use with CPVC systems.