Sonco Tube


Pipe, Valves, & Fittings FAQs

What should I consider when buying pipe fittings?

You will need to know what type of material (Copper, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, PVC, etc.) and size.  It is also important to understand the pressure ratings along with any other durability and standard requirements.  Some projects require certain specifications and MTR’s.  Also, you will want to know if there is a requirement for material to be domestic, or if imported is ok.

What is used as a standard in fittings?

Standards are certain authentication given in reference to installation of the products. Some common standards are MPT< FPT< ANSI < ASME, etc…

Can you provide MTR's?

Yes. MTR’s can be provided if asked for when requesting the quote or order. If not, Certificates of compliances are readily available.

What services do you provide on pipe?

We offer many value added services including cutting to length pipe up to 24”, threading pipe up to 6” and groove pipe up to 12”.  If we are not able to do it at our shop, we work closely with machine shops in order to meet customer specifications.

What do I need to know about valves before ordering?

Style of valve, media> material going through valve.. ie: air, compressed air, petroleum, steam, specialty and corrosive material.

temperature, pressure rating, material type style of ball, gates ,globes , checks, butterflies or other.

Is there a minimum order requirement?

There is no minimum order requirement for will call / pick ups at our Hammond, IN location.  There is an automatic $25 delivery fee charged on all orders under $1000 shipped on one of our Sonco Pipe and Tube Trucks.

Do you service the food industry?

Working in a no-compromise industry like food production is tough.  Let us help make your job easier by bringing you products that help maintain safety , FDA, and USDA regulatory compliance, waste and water use reduction plus the high standards you set for your products.  We are your single, convenient source when you need food grade fittings, pipe & lubrication, or a host of other unique, food-related solutions.

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