PVC or plumbing fittings are the most essential ones when it comes to constructing or renovating a house or a building per say. Without plumbing, you cannot maintain a healthy effortless inflow and outflow of water and sewage respectively from the house. Plumbing is not just a work but an art, a science where plumber has to keep all the measurements and designs in mind for making your life easier. A wrong pipe, a wrong fitting or a mere difference in diameter can make your life messy in no time.
Always avoid buying wrong size of PVC fittings as it can affect the effortless flow of water in the house. If the pipes are too small for main water inlet, it can affect the smooth flow of water coming out of the tap as well as pressing too much pressure on the pipeline, causing it to burst. Some of us often use threads or sealants to cover the lose pipeline fittings or joints. This may present an instant solution to your problem but in the long term, it can become a major problem affecting the flow of water, leakage and weakening of the walls or roof.
How to choose the right fitting?
Choosing the right fitting is easy given you is a smart buyer with logic.
- Buy in bulk: when you are working on the plumbing of the house, always buy fittings and joints more than you need. This way you will have one or two spare at the time of repair.
- Take the measurement: Before buying the fittings or joints, take the measurement and compare it. it needs to be of right fit and diameter.
- Buy from one brand: Often different brands of PVC pipes and fittings might have slight difference in the measurement. You can avoid this by buying all the fittings, joints and pipes from one brand.
Be smart and wise while buying plumbing fittings. It can save your time, cost and efforts along with avoiding any future disasters with plumbing in the house.