Categories for Pipe Fittings

Types of Steel Hose Fittings and Their Applications

October 1, 2021

Did you know that steel hose fittings come in a variety of styles, metals and applications? If you’ve been working with hydraulics for a while, that information may not come as a surprise. However, if you’re looking to brush up on the basics, this can help. Stainless steel hydraulic hose fittings have a number of applications. Here are some of the basics. Steel types The type of steel you use can have a big impact on how it’s received. Your machinery or even business overall function depends on choosing the right size of steel hose and fittings. Here are some... View Article

How to Measure Pipe Fittings

July 7, 2021

Determining the sizes of pipes you need for your project can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have not previously learned or researched how to measure pipe thread size or pipe fittings. It is understandable to assume the size of the pipe refers to its outer diameter. However, as with lumber, we have to consider “nominal” versus “actual” sizes. Pipe fittings must have inside diameters that are large enough to fit over the outside diameter of a pipe. Usually, a half-inch fitting will have an outside diameter of around 1.25 inches. Here’s a quick overview of what... View Article

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