Are you in the process of repairing pipes on property that you own? Have you been hearing about air fittings and pneumatic fittings, but are not sure which is which or what you should be using?
If so, here are a few tips about pneumatic fittings and what they are used for, as well as how to find the best prices for the ones you will eventually need.
What are pneumatic fittings used for? — Pneumatic fittings are a type of air fitting that are used for pipes that either have gas or pressurized air running through them.
These fittings are used to connect one pipe to another and then allow the gas or the air to have a constant flow of pressure so it is never compromised, nor does a pressure build up ever become dangerous.
Types of pneumatic air fittings — There are various types of pneumatic air fittings depending on the types of pipe you are using and how they need to be attached to another pipe.
These are couplings, elbows, tees, bends and crosses and all of them have a different purpose.
If you are not sure which types of pneumatic air fittings to order, do not order the ones you think will be appropriate. Connecting pipes for gas or pressurized air with the wrong pneumatic fittings can be very dangerous, so check with an expert about the right one before ordering any.
Advantages of ordering on the Internet — There are many online sites that sell pneumatic fittings, and most have various advantages over buying them offline.
That is because prices tend to be cheaper on the Internet, the selection is much larger and, if you have older pipes or pipes that need hard-to-find pneumatic fittings, you will likely find them online as well.
You can also contact most online shops via e-mail with questions about certain pneumatic fittings. This can be a saving grace if you are not sure what to buy, as all you have to do is to send photos of the pipes you are trying to connect along with their sizes and they will be able to tell show you the right fittings to buy.
Saving money online — The main reason so many people buy pneumatic fittings online, however, is the simple fact that they save money when they do so.
When you factor in you suddenly have access to thousands of stores that sell them, rather than the two or three in your own home town, you can only imagine how much cheaper prices can be. Competition tends to cause prices to fall, and competition is very high online.
When you decide to shop for the pneumatic fittings for your pipes, be sure to do a price comparison across any pneumatic fittings shops you find so you know you are getting a low price.
Also make sure you count in the cost of the shipping, as this really does differ depending on where the store you are ordering from is located, and how much profit they are trying to make on each order.