Uses of brass fittings in houses

Brass pipe fittings are commonly used to transport liquids, chemicals, flammable gases, slurry and other plumbing materials.  Brass pipe fittings are available in various shapes and sizes of threads for joining, adapting and controlling any liquid or gas in the pipe.

What are brass fittings used for?

Brass is one of the most widely used materials for making pipe fittings.  Alloys of zinc and copper have been used for centuries because of their unique properties that make them a good choice for a variety of uses. Of course, in recent history and in modern times, brass is most commonly used in pipes and fittings used in plumbing.

Brass pipe fittings are often chosen by plumbers and other construction professionals because of their dynamic properties. It is more durable and flexible than other material options and is resistant to corrosion.

Brass pipe fittings are commonly used to carry water, chemicals, flammable gases, mud and other plumbing materials. Brass pipe fittings come in a wide variety of threads and sizes for joining, pouring or controlling any liquid or gas in the pipe.


Why are brass fittings used?

The effect of brass for pipe fittings gives you safe and durable components in your plumbing system. Although they may be slightly more expensive than some other types of fittings, brass fittings are worth the extra cash. Here are five reasons why you should use brass fittings for your next plumbing project:

1-They are durable – Brass fittings have been used in both residential and industrial plumbing because they are great for heavy duty use and have been in good condition for years.  When you have a plumbing project that requires a long life, brass is a good choice because it lasts a long time without breaking or breaking.  It is also suitable for use in hot water supply lines.  

2-They can withstand high temperatures – As the best fitting material for hot water distribution, brass provides exceptional conductivity and improves the performance of the distribution system.  In fact, brass fittings can withstand much higher temperatures than fittings made of other materials, even fire resistant.

3-They are bad – You may find that you have to mold or shape a fitting to work in specific areas.  If so, brass fittings are the ideal choice. Brass is a bad metal – much more than iron or steel. This makes brass fittings a very flexible option for many narrow plumbing spots.  

4-They are corrosion resistant – Brass does not rust and is highly resistant to corrosion. Rust and corrosion accelerate the natural breakdown process on fittings, so when you are looking for a fitting that lasts longer, brass is the best material for the job. 

5-They are versatile – You can find brass fittings in all types and sizes, so you can always find what you need for your specific plumbing projects.

What are some alternatives to brass fittings?

Although brass fittings are ideal for many uses, there are alternatives that can be used in certain situations. Some of the most common choices of brass fittings are copper, PVC, CPVC, PEX, steel and cast iron.

Copper fittings are commonly used in residential water systems and HVAC refrigerant lines.  They are used for hot and cold water.  

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) fittings are the most common type of plastic fitting, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are usually used only for cold water.  

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) fittings are used in residential plumbing for hot and cold water use. 

*Steel fittings are used for cold and hot water use and are strong and durable with high heat resistance. However, they do suffer from rust. Black iron fittings are commonly used for drain and waste pipes.  

*Black iron fittings are improved on cast iron due to better corrosion resistance.


Brass pipe fittings are perfect for many residential and industrial plumbing needs.  Although they cost a bit more, they are not more expensive than other options. Their durability, reliability and quality make brass fittings a wise investment for a few extra dollars. Next, check out our post to help you determine what type of piping you should use to go with your fitting.