Cast iron pipe fittings are most commonly used in residential homes for soil piping ¨C the pipes that are used for drainage. Over the years they have been used widely for the transmission of water, gas and sewage. They are also best suited for use in the toilet, bath tub and water closets. Builders regularly make cast iron fittings their first choice for drainage, waste and ventilation in high-rise buildings as well as for storm drainage in back yards and roofs. The standard size of them used for residential piping is 4 inches; however there are numerous other sizes available for different purposes.
They are available to buy from most good-sized hardware stores. If you want a larger selection however, you may want to head to a piping specialist in your area who will usually have a wider range of sizes and types. You can also use the internet to buy them. The great thing about the internet is that you are given the option to shop in a global marketplace. So if the cast iron pipe fitting you are after is not available in your local store then chances are you will be able to find it on the internet ¨C and usually at a lower price!
There are a variety of different types and sizes, and you can usually find one to suit whatever requirements you have. They are available in most of the usual types of fittings including pipe adaptors, pipe couplings, pipe elbows, pipe unions, pipe reducers and pipe tees.