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What are the best fittings?

Spears
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23%
Lasco
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38%
DURA
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15%
Nibco
0
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Other (Please state in post)
3
23%
 
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:02 pm

I have hears people make referances to the best fittings. I choose my fittings based on mold marks, socket tolerance, and overall apperance. I perfer Spears Brand fittings.


I would like to know what fitrtings you like best and why.
These are for pressure rated fittings only.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:23 pm

I put Other because I use Charlotte, they have deep sockets, no imperfections, and I have held over 160 psi in them without fragmentation.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:26 pm

Lasco good and has pretty deep socket depths. Although they have some imperfections like burs on the hexes on bushings. Also thats all I can get around here.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:27 pm

I agree with noname about Charlotte and in the best pipe thread I picked them too. The fittings only have one seam through them (it is hardly visible and you can run a piece of 300 grit sandpaper across it a couple times and it's gone) and have no mistakes or anything. Another thing I like is that the pipe slides easily into the fittings and you don't need a mallet or anything.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:36 pm

I like DURA. Even after that "crack" incident. I later found that ALL large fitting have them. They're called "knit lines."

DURA fittings seem to have thicker walls than usual. The sockets are deep as well. Very few imperfections and look cool in my opinion.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:03 am

The sockets in the fittings are all the same depth, That is so fittings from other manufacturers can be used as well. The most common fittings around here are Lasco though.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:37 am

I have a 4"sch-80 4"-2" bushing, I put in the 2" pipe and It doesn't fit well, Its a bit loose, is it safe? Or what?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:10 am

How loose? Does it bottom in the socket without pounding it in?
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:26 am

PVC Arsenal 17 wrote:I like DURA. Even after that "crack" incident. I later found that ALL large fitting have them. They're called "knit lines."

DURA fittings seem to have thicker walls than usual. The sockets are deep as well. Very few imperfections and look cool in my opinion.


Yea, I found a couple of dura fittings in my aussie hardware (25mm)
and they fit perfect in 32mm tees (good for the supah I'm making)
Where as other 25mm fittings were way to loose. Dura fittings rock!
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:16 am

I say Lasco, just because it's a good, solid backed company and I've never had one of their fittings explode during some of my torture tests. Their 6" fittings also have a pretty good structure to them. Still as precisely assembled as any 2" fitting they make.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:39 pm

Ya it bottomswith out punding in, I can't get a new one because they are really expensive.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:43 pm

That's not good...[female doggy] to the company where you got it. Say this fitting is unsafe and using it will put your life in danger. And then your family will come sue you.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:05 pm

I use Genova on everything, but my 2.5" tees which are Lasco. The Genova fittings have like a ~1/16" shorter socket depth. It has a duller surface finish then most fittings, but from what I hear that is a good thing. These plastic components that are shiny are in fact from a reaction caused when the fittings are removed from the molds early. If you chuck the fittings you will notice that the 'shiny' fittings are slightly off center. Most of all, there cheap for me.

Ive never had bad fittings besides that of Charlotte. Those fittings suck...
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:12 pm

Charlotte fittings don't suck . Why would you say that? :cry:
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Unread postAuthor: pyro86 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:42 pm

do NOT buy lasco threaded fittings they are moulded that means they are not threaded with a tap or die they leak
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