Working with plumbing you will certainly encounter flair-it compression fittings at some point. CompleteMH brings you the explanation below to make sense of it all, and has all the threaded plastic compression fittings ready to ship, enabling you to complete your plumbing project. Shop below or view our Flair-It plastic compression fittings chart for help finding the right piece.
Compression Fitting End Types
On each compression fitting, you will notice different types of ends for different types of connections. A cone end goes into pipe. A female end connects with a male threaded pipe. Correspondingly, a male end is meant for a female fitting connection. A cap is pretty easy to understand - it caps the end of a pipe. A ballcock end is used in commode (toilet) fittings. Drop ear ends have two holes (that kind of look like ears) so you can secure the fitting with screws. F-nut ends are for quarter-inch tubes on risers. Knowing what compression fitting end type you need is step one to getting the right part and finishing your plumbing project.
Compression Fitting Styles
Compression fittings also come in different styles to work for any connection you need to make. A coupling joins two pieces of tubing or pipe together, from just about any size or type to any other, including swivel ends. Elbows give a 90 degree turn when you need to change the direction of your tubing. Join three ends together with a tee compression fitting. Valves regulate or stop flow entirely, and also come in three-way connections. Specialty fittings for ice-makers and washing machines are available too when there is only one compression fitting style that will get the job done.