Schedule 40 PVC Snap x FPT Reducing Tee
Schedule 40 PVC Snap x FPT fittings are useful in low pressure PVC systems such as in sprinkler or drip irrigation. Use to add a connection point for another run of pipe or a new sprinkler head or fitting of some sort. The snap tee simply snaps over the pvc pipe. This type of fitting requires PVC primer/glue and a drill for installation.
- Following solvent manufacturer directions, apply PVC glue/cement to the pipe and to the fitting.
- Snap the tee fitting onto the pipe.
- Let dry, then drill a hole into the pipe through the threaded outlet. Be careful not to damage any threads on the inside of the female threaded connection.
Selecting the correct size fittings to match your PVC pipe can be confusing if you do not already know what size PVC pipe you have. All plumbing grade PVC should have size and rating information imprinted on the outside of the pipe. PVC pipe is named for the inside diameter, commonly referred to as "a nominal size". If not able to locate this information then simply measuring the inside or outside diameter will help you determine the correct pipe size using the chart below.
PVC Pipe Size Table
|Nominal PVC Pipe Size||1/2"||3/4"||1"||1 1/4"||1 1/2"||2"|
|Average Inside Diameter||0.622"||0.824"||1.049"||1.380"||1.610"||2.047"|
|Actual Outside Diameter||0.840"||1.050"||1.345"||1.660"||1.900"||2.375"|
Once you determine your PVC pipe size then fitting selection is easy - just match the nominal pipe size to the corresponding fitting size. Example: If your pipe measures 0.824" ID (inside diameter) which is 3/4" PVC pipe, you will select 3/4" PVC fitting.