Cross Pipe Fitting - Shacha Technoforge

Cross pipe fittings are one of the most important types of plumbing supplies that you can have in your home. They are responsible for connecting two lengths of pipes or tubes together, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this blog post, we will cover what cross pipe fittings are and how to install them correctly so you don't waste time or money!

What is Cross Fittings In Pipe Fittings?

Cross Fittings In Pipe Fittings

Cross Pipe Fittings are used to provide the change in direction of pipe and also for connecting two or more pipes together. They come as a great alternative when it comes to install drainage systems without causing any damage on walls of buildings, etc. Cross fittings can be installed easily at home with little knowledge about them. Most importantly you need to have a strong base for the fitting to be fixed with. There are several types of cross fittings available in the market, but you need to pick the best one according to your requirements.

What is The Correct Way To Install a Cross Pipe Fitting?

Cross pipe fittings are perfect for when you need to make an offset connection. These types of connections can be complicated, however the cross fitting makes it much simpler. Here is how to install a cross pipe fitting:

The first step in installing a cross piping is cutting at least one piece of piping so that they will have two pieces of piping that cross each other. Use a pipe cutter to cut the pipes so that they are perfectly even and there is no excess left over on either side of the piping.

Cutting piping can be dangerous if you do not have something to secure it in place while cutting or at least keep your hands away from where they should not be.

After you have cut the piping make sure that they are clean and dry, if there is even a small amount of debris or moisture on either piece of pipe it will not form correctly. Use acetone to quickly wipe down both pieces so that there are no contaminants left behind which can interfere with the connection process.

Once your pipes have been cut and cleaned you can now solder the connection. Before using your torch make sure that there is no moisture anywhere near where you are going to be working with it, otherwise this will cause a blowback once the acetylene gas hits any surface which has water on it.

It should take about fifteen seconds for both parts of piping to properly connect to each other. Once the pipes have been heated and they are properly connected, let them cool back down so that you can handle them without worrying about burning yourself or dropping something on top of it.

Once your cross pipe fitting has cooled you should test out how well everything fits together by placing pressure on it with a small amount of force for at least thirty seconds. If it is connected properly there should be no movement when trying to apply a small amount of pressure. Once you have tested your piece feel free to use it in whatever way will work best for you and meets your needs the most!

Where Can We Use Cross Fittings?

A cross pipe fitting can be used in many places around the house. Here is a list of some places that you may encounter one or more: - Water Supply Line to Washer and/or Clothes Dryer - Dishwasher Drain - Toilet Waste Pipe (not for venting) - Kitchen Sink Drain If your home has these fixtures, then you will at some point need to install a cross pipe fitting.

Advantages Of Cross Fittings

Cross fittings are used to create right or left turns. They come in either a 90 degree bend, 180 degree turn (quarter) and 270 degrees turn (half). Today's cross connections allow for the flexibility of creating different parts of your piping systems with ease and convenience.

DIfferent Types Of Cross Pipe Fittings

In plumbing, a cross pipe fitting is usually used to connect two pipes together. These fittings come in different styles and sizes which you can see below:

Elbow Type Cross Pipe Fitting

A 90 degree elbow type of cross pipe fitting will have the same angle on both sides of the connection. This is used mostly to connect a straight run of pipe with an elbow or tee fitting.

Tee Type Cross Pipe Fitting

A "Tee" type cross pipe fitting does not have any angle on either side as it has three openings for connections instead of two. This is used to join three runs of pipe together.

Stub End Type Cross Pipe Fitting

A "Stub end" type cross pipe fitting has an opening on one side only which means that it can be installed at the end of a run of pipe or in other words, it can be installed at a 45 degree angle.

Socket Weld Type Cross Pipe Fitting

A "Socket weld" type of cross pipe fitting is used to connect two pipes together and has male threads on both sides but instead of having openings, it has flanges where the bolts pass through.

Threaded Type Cross Pipe Fitting

A "Threaded" type of cross pipe fitting is similar to a socket weld type in that it has male threads on both sides. However, they do not have flanges but instead have openings for pipes and the bolts for tightening are visible.