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what is a 90 degree elbow?
an elbow is a pipe fitting installed between two straight sections of pipe in plumbing. the elbow can be used to change the direction of flow or to join pipes of different sizes or materials. one of the most commonly used elbow fittings is the 90 degree elbow. as the name suggests, this type of elbow has a 90-degree angle between its two connecting ends. this blog post will explore the characteristics, applications and types of 90 degree elbows.
a 90 degree elbow is a pipe fitting used to join two lengths of pipe or tube at a 90 degree angle. these elbows are usually made from copper, stainless steel, carbon steel or pvc. they are most commonly used in plumbing and hvac systems to change the direction of water flow in a pipe. a 90-degree elbow is essential for any plumbing work, as it not only helps to prevent system leaks, but also reduces pressure and ensures smooth flow throughout the system. proper installation of this elbow can help to extend the life of your plumbing system and provide efficient results!
features of a 90 degree elbow
a 90 degree elbow can be manufactured from a variety of materials such as brass, copper, pvc, stainless steel or iron. it is designed to have equal or unequal bore sizes at both ends, depending on the requirements of the piping system. the ends of a 90 degree elbow can be threaded, soldered or welded to the pipes. they can also have female or male ends for a versatile connection. 90-degree elbows are available in sizes ranging from small 1/8″ elbows to large 48″ elbows.