What is a threaded tee?
A pipe tee is a type of fitting or connector used to join two or more plumbing pipes. These fittings join the two pipes or tubes at a 90-degree angle, and get their name from their T-shaped appearance. The pipe tee is one of the most versatile of all plumbing connectors, and is widely used in residential, commercial, and industrial application.
Specification of threaded tees
|Type||Equal Tee and Reducing Tee|
|Size||1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 4″|
|Class||2000, 3000, 6000|
|Grade||ASTM A105, A350 LF2, A182 F304 / F316 / F51, F53, F11, F22|
Advantges of threaded tees
Reduce the number of fittings used. e.g. by using threaded tees and threaded ball valves
Connect directly to equipment with a male or female thread
Use side outlet elbows to install pressure gauges or in a garden sprinkler system
Keep all your system in PVC with hosetails, screwed plugs etc where you may have used PE in the past