Weldolets and threadolets are part of pipe fittings or branch fittings with an outlet that allows water or gas to flow from a bigger pipe into a smaller one. This video shows the differences between thredolets and weldolets.
The various branch fittings available offer varied advantages for different piping applications. You can make informed choices about your piping systems if you know the differences and benefits of each option.
Weldolets are the most widely used and are joined to the outlet pipe through welding. Since the ends of a weldolet are beveled, this joint is known as a butt weld. They provide a reliable connection that offers a significant amount of reinforcement and reduces the amount of stress that is placed on the connection.
Threadolets are another common alternative used for low-pressure pipe systems. These fittings are threaded rather than welded, as the product’s name may suggest. They are often used for making 90 degrees connections. In essence, the main difference between a threadolet and a weldolet is that the former contains a female threaded fitting linking the branch fitting.
Each branch fitting has a specific function. With the help of the right supplier, you can get the fittings required for the piping system of your choice.