Copper DWV Fittings
DWV or drain, waste, and vent fittings are a type of fittings used in both commercial and residential plumbing systems. Thanks to the advance of technology, these fittings are now made from a few different materials. One of the most popular options on the market is copper DWV fittings. There are a few reasons why people choose these.
First and foremost they are praised for their longevity. The truth is that they have excellent resistance. However, they are not resistant to long acidic exposure. So, in case the pipeline frequently carries potentially dangerous, acidic contents, it would be a better idea to use some other material. On the other hand, if there are no acidic contents, they can last for many decades. Furthermore, these fittings are joined with the help of so-called soldering process. So, the fittings made from copper have excellent resistance to pressure despite the fact that they are very easy to install.
In order to get the most from these fittings, it is the best idea to find products that are certified by a third party. ASTM and CSA standards are accepted as the most important standards in this case, so it would be best if you find fittings like this. Although many people criticize copper DWV fittings for their pricing, the fact is that the durability and longevity of this material make the products worth the investment. So, when you are investing in them think about it like a long-term investment. Additionally they have great corrosion resistance too.
As we already mentioned, installation of these fittings is relatively easy and another reason why this is the case is the low weight of this material. Some say that using many fittings in smaller lines can be a time-consuming job, but with copper fittings, this problem should be solved.
In the recent period, there are more and more people who are worried about the future of our planet. These eco-aware people are choosing friendly materials for all the products they buy. Copper is a natural material with certain life span. In addition, the fittings are created after a specific production process, specific energy consumption and manufacturing procedure. Truth be told, there might be other materials that score a little bit higher than copper when it comes to these issues, but copper DWV fittings are completely recyclable. We should not forget that copper is an abundant resource. The current needs for copper are much under the requirements of all countries in the world.
Even the noise generation which is not that important is low when it comes to copper. Regardless of the drain flow, the level of noise will remain on an acceptable level. 45-degree street elbows, 45-degree elbows, 90-degree elbows, closet flanges, couplings no stop, reducer couplings, soil pipe adapters, reducer FTG couplings and test caps are some of the most popular examples used in homes and commercial buildings today.