Category Archives: Pipes & Fittings

Why Don’t My Fittings Fit?

Copper 90 Degree Elbow FittingYou’ve probably noticed that not all fittings and pipe are the same. In fact, you might have noticed that it’s almost easier to consider the pipe size to be a name rather than a description, since your measuring tape doesn’t seem to help you much. Really, is it too much to ask that a 1/2″ fitting actually measures 1/2″ somewhere?

Apparently so, but why?…

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To learn more about the history of fitting sizing and how to determine what size you actually have and/or need, just click here.