Are you in the process of doing renovation work on your house, and are just getting into the pipe work? Have you not done much work with pipes before, and so are a little confused as to which part does what and how it all stays together? Did someone mention air fittings, but you are not sure what they are or what they are used for?
This quick information about air fittings will give you an idea about what they are used for, as well as show you where are the best places on the Internet to buy them.
What are air fittings and what are they used for? — An air fitting is just another word for a piece of pipe that is used to attach another piece of pipe to it.
These can be things like a bend, an elbow, a tee or a cross, for instance, and all of these will simply attach one piece of pipe to another one.
How to choose the right air fitting for the job? — The next thing you will need to know is how to choose the right air fitting for the job you are doing. After all, if you use an elbow and a cross or a bend was needed, you will end up with pipe problems down the road.
Pipe size and thread size — When ordering air fittings, the first thing you will want to know is what is the pipe size of the pipes you are using and what is the thread size.
Once you know these two things, you stand a much better chance of ordering the right air fittings and actually having them fit.
Plastic push in, brass push in or stainless steel push ins? — Many of the air fittings you will use will be push in air fittings, but you will still need to know which one is the best one for the job.
Plastic push in air fittings are usually good when it is mostly air going through your pipes. Brass push ins are suitable for use with nylon, PE and polyurethane pipes, whereas stainless steel push in air fittings are usually used for the transfer of compressed air or corrosive gas.
If you are still not sure which is the best air fitting to use for a particular pipe, e-mail the company you are going to buy from and ask.
Where is the best place to buy air fittings? — Your best bet for a good price and a large selection is to look for the air fittings you need on the Internet.
This is especially true if you are looking for hard to find air fittings, as there is always a company online that sells them. This even holds true for older air fittings that may not be made anymore.
When you do find what you want, however, be sure to do a price comparison of both price of air fittings and the cost of shipping them to you, as this does vary depending on the company. Order from the one that has the best price.