Brass insert fittings for PE (polyethylene) pipe in potable (drinking) water and irrigation systems.
These are often used in the well or underground.
Note: Most of our brass insert fittings are lead-free. Look for "lead-free" in the description. Only fittings that are lead-free may be used in potable (drinking) water systems.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information and installation tips.
Tip: To facilitate inserting fittings, immerse the pipe in hot water to soften it slightly. Do not use any lubricant other than water. To remove insert fittings, use hot water or a heat gun to heat waterline gently until it is just hot enough (about 150-185°F) to allow it to stretch a little.
tip: Slide two pipe clamps facing in opposite directions over the waterline end before inserting the fitting. After inserting the fitting, position clamps side-by-side but 180° out of alignment. Tensioning screws will face in the same direction but on opposite sides of the pipe. Tighten clamps while pipe is still warm. Do not over-torque.
Tip: In cold weather, the pipe will be easier to work with if you keep it in a heated building until you are ready to use it.
- ins = insert
- mipt = male iron-pipe-size thread
- fipt = female iron-pipe-size thread
- id = inside diameter
- od = outside diameter
- x =by (type and/or dimension)