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Hex Nipples

Hex Nipples

Hex nipples, also known as hexagonal nipples or hexagon nipples, are a type of pipe fitting used to connect two pieces of threaded pipes. They have a hexagonal (six-sided) shape in the middle, which provides a convenient surface for gripping and tightening with a wrench. Hex nipples are commonly used in plumbing, industrial, and construction applications to extend or join pipes with threaded ends.

Key points to understand about hex nipples:

  1. Design:Hex nipples have male threads on both ends, allowing them to be screwed into two female-threaded pipe fittings. The hexagonal middle section provides a gripping surface for tightening and loosening the nipple using a wrench.
  2. Hexagonal Shape:The hexagonal shape is a distinguishing feature of hex nipples. It allows for easy installation and removal by providing a flat surface that can be securely held and turned using a wrench.
  3. Materials:Hex nipples manufactured by Conex Metals are made from Brass or Stainless Steel. The choice of material depends on factors such as the type of fluid being transported, environmental conditions, and compatibility with other components.
  4. Thread Types:Hex nipples come with different thread types, such as NPT (National Pipe Thread) or BSP (British Standard Pipe), to match the threaded pipes or fittings you are connecting.
  5. Applications:Hex nipples are used in a variety of applications, including plumbing systems, water supply lines, gas lines, hydraulic systems, industrial equipment, and more.
  6. Sizes:Hex nipples are available in various sizes to match the diameter and length requirements of the pipes being connected.
  7. Usage with Wrench:The hexagonal shape allows you to use a wrench to tighten or loosen the hex nipple as needed.
  8. Versatility:Hex nipples can be used to extend the length of a pipe, join two pipes with different thread types, or create custom pipe lengths as required.

Hex nipples are a versatile type of pipe fitting that allows for secure and reliable connections between threaded pipes or fittings.