Pipe Xpress is a professional company that offers some of the best PVC Fittings online. We stock a large selection of PVC fittings and pipes in various material types and styles. All our PVC fittings comply with industry standards and are well made and of excellent quality. PVC fittings are popular and commonly used across a variety of industries. PVC is used to describe any plastic pipes or fittings that have been manufactured using polyvinyl chloride.
Pipe Xpress is a long running business located in West Chester and serving the surrounding area. We specialize in plumbing fixtures and fittings and offer PVC fittings that are suitable for various industries. Pipe Xpress serves the business-to-business market (B2B), selling high-quality components to contractors, plumbers, and landscapers.
Pipe Xpress is a locally owned and operated business, and the team prides itself on offering good quality products and competitive pricing. We also provide contractor discounts and bulk order wholesale options. If you are looking for all things plumbing- Pipe Xpress has what you need, from PVC elbows and tees to caps and inserts.
Why Us, and how we help you with your PVC Fittings
PVC fittings are used to connect plastic pipes, which are also made from PVC. The components are manufactured using premium grade polyvinyl chloride (PVC) thermoplastic. PVC is commonly used throughout the plumbing industry and for pipework applications. The fittings are essential components in a fully functional system and connect pipes, valves, and other equipment. PVC fittings can also be used to add turns or angles in pipes or to perform particular functions.
Pipe Xpress stocks PVC fittings that are very durable and long-lasting. They are also versatile, can be used to carry water and food, and are chemical resistant. Our PVC pipes and fittings have been approved for use in many industries and for many chemical applications.
Pipe Xpress stocks PVC fittings that are available for sale online and are manufactured in the USA by some of the top plumbing supply companies. The company stocks products manufactured by Lasco, Georg Fischer, Hayward, Spears, Red Flag, and Harrison. All the PVC fittings listed on our site have been engineered to offer high performance. They have also been approved and certified for their intended applications.
All our PVC fittings can handle temperatures up to 140° Fahrenheit. The products are durable and ridged to cope with pressure and have a maximum pressure rating based on the fitting type and size. We also stock uPVC fittings that are flexible and perfect for ducts. They are manufactured using premium, pure uPVC (unplasticized PVC). PVC fittings are available in various colors, and we even have hard-to-find styles available, including five-way connectors.
Most PVC fittings are available with socket style connections and can be installed using primer and cement. Pipe Xpress also sells threaded connections, which will fit many pipes and can be fitted without using glue. These fittings are designed to create a screw like connection which can then be secured using thread tape.
Pipe Xpress stocks a variety of fittings, including schedule 40 PVC fittings, schedule 80 PVC fittings, and schedule 80 CPVC fittings in various sizes as detailed below:
Sizes of PVC Fittings
Pipe Xpress stocks various sized PVC fittings for direct purchase in pipe size that ranges from 1/8 inch up to 10 inches standard. The precise size offerings will depend on the fitting type. Most PVC fittings are available in sizes that range from ½ an inch up to eight inches. In general, PVC fittings come in standard sizes: ½ inch, 2-inch, 3-inch, 4 inch, 5 inch and 8 inches.
Before placing your order, it’s essential to work out which size of PVC fitting you require. The exact size of pipes and PVC fitting needed for your pipe system can be challenging to determine.
If you use a pipe that’s too small, you won’t be able to achieve the required flow rates, or an increased amount of energy will be required for pumping. On the other hand, if you use a pipe that is too large, you’ll risk having solids settle in the pipeline. A very low flow rate will cause this. Ordering pipes or fittings that aren’t the right size will increase costs and make your PVC pipe system ineffective.
If you require help determining which size of pipe you require or what type or size of PVC fitting is needed to go with your pipe system, our team can help.
Types of PVC Fittings
PVC Fittings are used to join multiple pieces of piping together. The most common PVC fitting classification is the schedule. Fittings come in either schedule 40 or schedule 80, which refers to the thickness of the PVC. Some PVC Fittings are also classified by their color and are available in black, white, or clear. Often PVC fittings are grouped into specific functions, so you’ll often see Furniture PVC Fittings, PVC Duct Fittings, Garden Hose PVC Fittings, DWV Fittings (Drain Waste Vent), or Push-On Fittings.
Schedule 40 PVC Fittings
Pipe Xpress stocks schedule 40 PVC fittings which are generally white in color and are slightly thinner than the schedule 80 fittings. Schedule 40 PVC Fittings have been specifically designed to be used with schedule 40 PVC pipes. They connect perfectly with this pipe and are most commonly used in home or business plumbing. They can also be used in other non-commercial ways, such as for irrigation systems.
Clear PVC Fittings
Clear PVC fittings are used for projects where it’s beneficial to see what is going on in the pipes. Schools and university science projects often use clear PVC pipes and fittings as it allows students to see exactly what’s happening inside the pipes and effectively test systems and functions. There are many clear PVC Fittings for specific projects; clear fittings are available with socket or threaded ends.
Schedule 80 PVC Fittings
Schedule 80 PVC fittings are generally a gray color and have a slightly wider thickness than the schedule 40 PVC fittings. This helps the fittings and pipes to withstand higher pressures. Schedule 80 PVC fittings have been designed for use with schedule 80 PVC pipes. They are most commonly used for commercial and industrial purposes and can be used to carry water, gas, or chemicals.
Uses of PVC Fittings
PVC pipes and fittings are commonly used in many industries and are also used for plumbing systems in residential and commercial properties. They are used in drainage, water delivery and distribution, waste management, and garden irrigation. Many industries use PVC fittings and pipes, including agriculture and industries engaged in chemical handling. PVC fittings are also commonly found in ventilation systems and ductwork.
Industrial Uses for PVC Pipes and Fittings
Nowadays, PVC pipes and fittings are used in many applications and are rapidly replacing metal pipes. Plastic pipe systems are most commonly found in industrial applications, including waste and water treatment plants, swimming pools, cooling and heating systems, and chemical processing industries.
Agricultural Uses for PVC Pipes and Fittings
PVC pipes and fittings are commonly used in the agriculture and horticulture industries. Pipes can be used in irrigation systems to drip-feed or spray plants in glasshouses or polytunnels. The pipes are often used to spread fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides and can also be used in farm slurry handling systems or to supply water to animal husbandry units. Many farms that have biogas systems also use PVC pipes to remove waste and to transfer low-pressure gas.
Residential Uses for PVC Pipes and Fittings
PVC pipes and fittings can also be used in a domestic setting. PVC pipes are often used for ponds, hot tubs, swimming pools, home irrigation systems, and marine aquariums.
All our PVC pipe and fittings are NSF approved, which means that they can safely carry drinking water to homes and businesses. Our PVC fittings have undergone tests and are approved for use in potable water supplies.
Things to Consider When Installing PVC Pipes and Fittings
It’s worth noting that PVC pipes and fittings are more prone to expanding and contracting due to temperature changes than metal pipes, including copper or steel. If you’re installing long lengths of PVC pipe, you should ensure that precautions are taken to allow the line to contract and expand. If you fail to consider temperature changes and pressure, your PVC pipe and fittings will be put under stress while expanding and contracting. It’s worth clipping your pipes using pipe clips to avoid splits and breakage in the pipe. Don’t bolt the pipe hard against the wall, as this won’t allow for movement.
If you’re installing a PVC pipe and fittings which will be exposed to extreme temperatures or are likely to lay empty some of the time, it’s best to insulate your pipes. It’s also wise to remember that if you are fitting pipes during the winter months in an unheated building, they will heat up when completed and may be affected by the temperature change. This is common in aquaculture or horticulture situations.
Contact Pipe Xpress Today!
Pipe Xpress is a locally owned and operated business located in West Chester. The company stocks a wide variety of PVC fittings to suit various applications. Check out the online store for product details and online ordering. Pipe Xpress provides a 45 miles delivery from their location in West Chester. Alternatively, you can order online with free in-store pickup.
Pipe Xpress stocks PVC fittings with a large selection of ends for various industries, including slip socket, MPT, threaded FPT, insert fittings, and spigot. If, after browsing our PVC fittings, you can’t find what you’re looking for or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our team members will be happy to help.
Pipe Xpress can be contacted for a free no obligations customer quote at 610-918-7120 or email us at [email protected].