The Spears 1429 series tube fitting is made of gray polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and connects schedule 40 polyethelene (PE) pipe in a straight run. This coupler has barbed fittings on every end to create a tight seal on flexible PE pipe when used with a hose clamp (sold one at a time). PVC is corrosion resistant, and has high strength. It resists reactions with acids, gasoline, alcohol, and hydrocarbons. The fitting meets D 2609 standards set by ASTM International for plastic insert fittings to be used with PE pipe, in addition to ASTM schedule 40 standards for wall thickness to fortify working pressure to 140 psi. It is certified by NSF International to be used with potable water.
Pipe fittings are components used for connecting, terminating, controlling float, and changing the direction of piping in numerous industries. When purchasing pipe fittings, believe the application, as this will impact material type, shape, size and required durability. Fittings are to be had threaded or unthreaded, in many shapes, styles, sizes, and schedules (pipe wall thickness).
Spears Manufacturing produces thermoplastic fittings and valves for fluid, drain, waste, and vent systems. The company, founded in 1969 and headquartered in Sylmar, CA, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.
Connects pipe in a straight run
Fitting connects to schedule 40 PE pipe on both ends
PVC for strength and resistance to reactions with acids, gasoline, alcohol, and hydrocarbons
Barbed fitting creates a tight seal on flexible pipe when used with a hose clamp (sold one at a time)
Meets ASTM D 2609 standards for plastic insert fittings and certified by NSF to be used with potable water