Pipe fittings are undoubtedly one of the important components of the plumbing system. They are used to connect straight pipes or sections of the tube. Pipe fittings like PVC reducer are used to change the direction of the water flow with a reduced l size.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (UPVC) pipe fittings are used for all plumbing purposes in residential & commercial buildings. UPVC pipes and fittings are suitable for cold water distributions.
A PVC plumbing reducer is a plumbing fitting used to join two PVC pipes of different sizes (i.e) connecting a larger pipe with a smaller one. The two pipes can be joined by using the solvent cement to make a solid joint in the absence of threads.
Based on the types that have to be joined or connected PVC reducers are available in smooth and threaded type. The size of the PVC plumbing reducer depends on the diameters of the pipes that need to be connected.
1. PVC Reducer Coupling
Reducer coupling as explained above is a standalone fitting that connects two pipes of different sizes together.
2. PVC Reducer Bushing
Reducer bushing is a fitting that can convert any PVC fittings into a reducer fitting. It has socket on one side which connects to a pipe and a spigot on the other side which connects inside a fitting. This fitting gives great flexibility to plumbers to join any two different sizes of pipes together.
Schedule 80: ½” (15mm), ¾”(20mm), 1” (25mm), 1 ¼”(32mm), 1 ½”(40mm), 2” (50mm), 2 ½”(75mm), 3” (90mm), 4” (110mm), 6” (160mm)
Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
Standard Specification for Threaded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80