We use the following abbreviations alone and in combinations within the description field of fittings to indicate what outlets are found on the fittings being considered. By understanding and visualizing what these abbreviations and terminologies mean, the fitting can literally be seen in the minds eye as it is described.
SIMPLE OUTLET ABBREVIATIONS:
S = SLIP (also known as FEMALE SLIP, FEMALE GLUE, HUB, and SOCKET)
SP = SPIGOT (also known as MALE SLIP, and MALE GLUE)
F = FEMALE IRON PIPE THREAD, FEMALE PIPE THREAD
M = MALE IRON PIPE THREAD, MALE PIPE THREAD
C = COMPRESSION (also known as a SQUEEZE or RUBBER GASKET CONNECTION)
COMPLEX (combination) OUTLET ABBREVIATIONS:
SS = SLIP x SLIP
SSS = SLIP x SLIP x SLIP
SSSS = SLIP x SLIP x SLIP x SLIP
SPS = SPIGOT x SLIP
SPF = SPIGOT x FEMALE PIPE THEAD
SPM = SPIGOT x MALE PIPE THREAD
SSF = SLIP x SLIP x FEMALE PIPE THREAD
SF = SLIP x FEMALE PIPE THREAD
SM = SLIP x MALE PIPE THREAD
MF = MALE PIPE THREAD x FEMALE PIPE THREAD
MM = MALE PIPE THREAD x MALE PIPE THREAD
CC = COMPRESSION x COMPRESSION
CCS = COMPRESSION x COMPRESSION x SLIP
CCF = COMPRESSION x COMPRESSION x FEMALE PIPE THREAD
When a reducing fitting is described, we usually list the larger side first. But on reducing fittings with unlike outlets, take notice of what size is listed first in the fitting description - the size listed first coincides with the outlet that is listed first. Outlet hierarchy takes precedent over size hierarchy in deciding the order that sizes will appear...the sizes will flip around, but the order the outlets are described always stay the same.
How to read a tee:
When a tee is being described, we read the "run" of the tee first (the run is the part of the fitting you can pass a rod through). If the run doesn't reduce, the size need only be listed once in the description. But if the run reduces, we list the large side first. Read the "outlet" of the tee last (the outlet of a tee is the branch of the fitting you cannot pass a rod through).
Fittings are priced, weighed, & ordered by the "each"
Example: To buy a fitting that comes 50 to a box, you will enter a quantity of "50"- and you will pay price shown x 50.
Time saving tip: Clicking "Add To Cart" on any fitting will send all the fittings you've ordered on that page to the cart.