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Can you differ PVC pipe joints from other joints?

Views:4     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-09-28      Origin:Site

Now, different pipe fittings are developing rapidly, and more and more types can be selected. Without a pipe, we would not have such a convenient and comfortable life. The rapid development of PVC pipes and PVC pipe fittings must be justified. But how to distinguish PVC pipe couplings from other pipe couplings? Next we will analyze it.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of different pipe joints:

 

Copper pipe joint

PEX pipe joint

Cast iron pipe joint

PVC pipe joint

 

Copper pipe joint

 

Copper fittings offer long-term durability and stability while being soft enough to withstand breakage during impact. In fact, it is extremely durable and copper fittings can even be used in both outdoor and underground environments. Another advantage of copper pipes is their natural ability to resist bacterial growth. This is important because it helps to ensure that your water supply is clean and safe. Finally, copper has a very high melting point and is resistant to deformation. This means that during a house fire, the pipeline may remain intact and may be reused.

 

Copper fittings also have a lot of drawbacks. The most notable drawback is the high cost of buying and installing copper. The installation of such pipes requires the skills of welding equipment and trained plumbers. If the copper tube contains too much water, it will also be severely corroded. In addition to this, the copper tube can leave a slightly metallic taste of water.

 

PEX pipe joint

 

PEX pipe joints are flexible. Its flexibility allows installers to avoid many obstacles while using fewer accessories. Since the pipe joint is usually of a compression type, the installation speed is also increased. Finally, due to its flexibility, PEX is very good at resisting the effects of freezing and thawing.

 

However, this material has some drawbacks. Installation usually requires extensive support and support. If not handled properly, the pipe can move inside the wall when the water is turned on and off. PEX cannot be used outdoors unless it has an anti-UV coating. PEX is also a softer material and rodents seem to like chewing. This can result in sudden and catastrophic loss of water pressure at home.

 

Cast iron pipe joint

 

Cast iron fittings are inexpensive and relatively easy to install. It is also known for its strength and ability to withstand high pressures. However, cast iron has a major drawback, and the pipe is prone to failure due to rust. The key to the water through the cast iron pipe joint will leave a metallic taste, which makes it hard for people to drink, so it is no longer suitable for the pipeline at home.

 

PVC pipe joint

PVC pipes are one of the most commonly used materials for residential plumbing applications. PVC pipe joints because they are an inert and stable material that resists corrosion. It is also a very cheap material that is quick and easy to install. Proper installation of PVC pipes at home requires minimal skills and tools.

 

The main disadvantage of PVC pipe joints is that they are very brittle and can crack or rupture if not handled properly. This is especially true for properties located in cold climates. In addition, it can only be used indoors and cannot be used for hot water dispensing. Therefore, care must be taken when installing near hot items such as stoves or ovens.

 

However, PVC pipe joints also appear as a CPVC material, which is better than PVC. But it's not as simple to install.

 

PVC pipe couplings are the cheapest to buy and install. If you have any need or have any questions about PVC pipe joints, please feel free to contact us and we will answer them for you.


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