PVC Fittings We Distribute to Commercial Plumbers at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service in Greensboro, NC
As someone in the commercial plumbing industry in Greensboro, NC, you likely already understand the various uses of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes and plumbing fittings. These plastic pipes and PVC fittings are among the most popular piping supplies used in the plumbing industry in the U.S. due to their ability to transport liquids up to 140 degrees. They're used for venting, gravity-fed waste removal, and drainage purposes. PVC fittings extend the plastic piping by serving as a connector or extender between one plumbing pipe and another. Adhesives hold the different PVC tubing components together.
Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipes and associated fittings are constructed from a thermoplastic that's more rigid, corrosion-resistant, and heat-resistant than PVC (it can withstand up to approximately 200 degrees). CPVC pipes and fittings are, therefore, often used in residential construction projects for transporting drinking water and highly corrosive chemicals.
Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service is the leading wholesale supplier of PVC fittings and adhesives in North Carolina. We offer high-quality PVC pipes and fittings at wholesale prices and deliver our products not only within the Greater Greensboro area and the rest of the Greater Piedmont Triad but elsewhere in North Carolina and other parts of the southeastern U.S.
Below, we'll highlight some of the primary differences between the different schedules of PVC plastic fittings we offer at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service, along with a listing of some of the brands we distribute from our North Carolina headquarters.
Understanding Schedules of PVC Piping and PVC Pipe Fittings
PVC piping and associated PVC fittings are categorized according to thickness, referred to as schedules. Three of the most popular schedules of PVC fittings and pipes that we distribute are:
Schedule 40 PVC Fittings
These PVC fittings and pipes have the biggest diameter of all schedules due to their thin walls, thus allowing for a quicker passing of liquids and gasses through them. Schedule 40 PVC pipe fittings and pipes come in various diameters, anywhere from one-eighth of an inch up to 24 inches.
Commercial plumbers often utilize schedule 40 fittings and plastic pipe to transfer cold water at a high pressure, which is between 120 to 810 pounds per square inch (PSI). Also, schedule 40 PVC piping supplies can withstand temperatures as high as 140 degrees, so they're ideal for hot water uses as well.
Some common uses for schedule 40 fittings and pipes include residential water, drainage, and gas lines. However, these PVC fittings and pipes may also be appropriate for commercial operations where water transportation is necessary, such as at salons and spas, swimming pools, golf courses, and anywhere potable water is needed.
These pipes generally have a tan, silver, or white coloring.
Schedule 80 PVC Fittings
While schedule 80 fittings and pipes may come in the same sizes as the schedule 40 ones (one-eighth of an inch up to 24 inches), the interior diameter of schedule 80 pipe fittings and piping is narrower than a schedule 40 pipe fitting and piping. The reason why that's the case is because the walls of schedule 80 PVC pipe and fittings are significantly thicker than it is for schedule 40 PVC pipe and fittings.
That added thickness of the schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings and pipe allows for the schedule 80 PVC piping and associated fittings to withstand higher temperature liquids being transported at higher pressures than schedule 40 pipe fittings pipe can handle. Schedule 80 pipe fittings and pipes can handle between 210 to 1230 PSI.
Commercial plumbers seldom use schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings and pipes when working on residential home construction projects in North Carolina. Instead, they use them when putting in plumbing at smaller commercial facilities. More specifically, plumbers use schedule 80 pipes and fittings for industrial purposes, such as wastewater management, processing chemicals, and transporting deionized water.
A dark gray coloring distinguishes Schedule 80 pipes and associated fittings from other categories of piping supplies.
Schedule 120 PVC Fittings
The diameter of the schedule 120 pipes and pipe fittings is smaller than the schedule 40 and schedule 80 ones. Because of the increased thickness of schedule 120 piping supplies, they start out at one-half of an inch diameter and go on up to a 24-inch diameter.
Schedule 120 PVC fitting and pipe varieties are ideal for carrying corrosive and non-corrosive materials due to their density. These PVC pipe fittings' thickness makes them ideal for carrying high-pressure liquids, given their 380 to 1,010 PSI rating. Schedule 120 pipes and fittings tend to slow the flow of liquids within a mild or high-pressure system.
Some common uses of schedule 120 PVC pipes and pipe fittings include the commercial construction and automotive industries.
Different Types of PVC Fittings We Carry at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service in Greensboro, NC
- Ball valve or ball check valves
- Reducer bushing
- Elbow, including side outlet elbows and 45-degree elbows
- Tee style saddle
- Inside connector
- Tee, including side outlet tees
- Weld joint
- Plastic nut
- Hub, including 45- and 90-degree hubs
The PVC fittings that we sell at our Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service distribution center in the Greensboro, NC area come in various angles, including short and long sweeps, and come in both rigid and flexible varieties.
These fittings outlined above may be used for various applications such as drain, waste, and vent (DWV), constructing furniture, and extending the reach of garden hoses (among many other functions).
Details To Know About PVC Fitting for Water Supply & Drainage Adhesives
As you're aware, PVC pipes and fittings come in both threaded and non-threaded varieties. While many plumbers tend to purchase threaded PVC fittings and pipe when working on commercial sprinkler projects because of their increased durability, their leak-proof potential, and ability to connect to steel pipes, it is possible to thread one's own PVC pipes for the same effect. Additionally, using the right PVC fittings and adhesives makes it possible to strongly bond unthreaded pipes and fittings to each other.
Here at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service, we sell all the PVC pipes and fittings accessories you need to complete any commercial plumbing project, including:
- Clear or purple PVC/CPVC primer
- Medium body clear PVC cement
- 1-step yellow cement
- Thread seal tape
- Expanding foam sealant
- Nickel anti-seize compound
- Silicone sealant
Brands of PVC Fitting for Water Supply & Drainage That We Carry at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service in Greensboro, NC
Some of the brands of high-quality PVC pipes & fittings that we're proud to offer at wholesale prices available for delivery at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service include:
- Spears Manufacturing
- National Drainage Systems
- Silver Line
- Smith Setzer
- Advanced Drainage Systems
- Franklin Electric
Why You Should Let Our Greensboro PVC Pipe and Fittings Store Help With Your Commercial Plumbing Needs
One of the reasons why commercial plumbers reach out to our Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service team is because we're more than sales associates. Our employees are experienced plumbing professionals who bring a wealth of practical knowledge and know-how about your needs and how to best address them. This insight allows us to recommend the best products for the job at hand, which should give you, as a plumber, peace of mind.
We would love to earn your business if you're looking for pipe or a PVC fitting for water supply & drainage projects. Call or email us at Pump, Pipe, Sales & Service in Greensboro, NC to discuss your needs so that we get your delivery out to you right away.
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