Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings from Irrigation Direct are available in a wide variety of configurations and schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings are the most common PVC pipe fittings used in the irrigation industry. The term Schedule 80 refers to the strength and thickness of the PVC pipe or PVC pipe fitting and how much pressure the PVC pipe can hold. Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings are designed to handle water pressures of 300 psi and water temperatures up to 140 degrees and are usually use in projects that support higher pressures. Meets NSF and ASTM D2464 and D2467 requirements. These schedule 80 pvc pipe fittings are manufactured from PVC Type 1, Grade 1.
Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings, (aka Sch 80), are general dark gray in color and come available in two main connection options: Slip and Threaded.
Schedule 80 PVC pipe slip fittings are solvent welded to PVC pipe using PVC cement. PVC cement is designed to melt plastic, creating aweld between PVC pipe and a PVC fitting.
Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings are designed with PVC pipe threads and are used to attach external items that also come with PVC pipe threaded connections, such as irrigation valves, risers, ball valves and backflow preventers. Teflon tape is required when installing threaded schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings.
PVC pipe and Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings are very versatile and can be used to distribute air or water at high and low pressures. Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings are also easy to install and generally cheaper than alternative materials. Schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings have a long lifespan and are highly resistant to corrosion and chemicals making schedule 80 PVC pipe fittings the preferred choice for sprinkler systems, drip irrigation systems, potable water, chilled water, irrigation, golf courses, and pools/spa applications.