What is pipe adapter?
Similarly, what is adapter fitting?
A fitting or adapter is used in pipe systems to connect straight sections of pipe or tube, adapt to different sizes or shapes, and for other purposes such as regulating (or measuring) fluid flow.
Also, what is male adapter in plumbing? Male pipe adapters fit inside of a copper pipe and connect to a female threaded pipe on the other end. The adapter can connect two pieces of pipe that are the same diameter. If a change in size between the pipes is needed, male connectors can be purchased that have two different sizes on both ends.
One may also ask, what is the difference between coupling and adapter?
A coupling can be a reducer, or reducing coupling, meaning they reduce flow by joining a larger pipe to a smaller size. Adapters are used when connecting two pipes of different types. For example, an adapter could be fitted on the end of a plain pipe to allow a threaded connection at the other side of the adapter.
What are the different types of pipe fittings?
Pipe Fittings used in piping work are mainly Elbow, Tee, Reducer, Union, Coupling, Cross, Cap, Swage Nipple, Plug, Bush, Expansion Joint, Adapters, Olet (Weldolet, Sockolet, Elbowlet, Thredolet, Nipolet, Letrolet, Swepolet), Steam Traps, Long Radius Bend, Flanges and Valve.