By: Brasscraft  09-12-2011

From the industry’s most common brass fittings like compression, flare, pipe and hose barb to customer specialty engineered products, BrassCraft has just the right fitting for you.

BrassCraft fittings are shaped from a single piece of brass rod by 22 different machining operations. The result is a one-piece, solid brass part without seams or brazed joints. More specific to the function of the products available, here are some of the basic fitting styles and their uses:

  • COMPRESSION - used wherever an easy and economical method of connecting tubing is required. Most commonly used with instrumentation, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and are designed for use with aluminum, copper and plastic tubing. Compression fittings are not however recommended for steel tubing. Compression fittings also have a fair resistance to vibration, and operating temperatures as well as tube types are important factors in product selection.
  • FLARE - extensively used for fuel, oil, air liquid petroleum (LP) and natural gas lines connections. Can be used with copper, brass, aluminum and welded steel tubing that can be flared. Flare fittings have good resistance to vibration as well.
  • PIPE - can be used for a variety f applications including water, grease, fuels, LP and natural gas, refrigeration, instrumentation and hydraulic systems. Can be connected to brass, copper and iron pipe in low and medium pressure pipe line connections. Pipe fittings have a fair resistance to vibration and pipe movement depending on installation conditions.
  • HOSE BARB - used to connect flexible tubing with internal pressures up to 150 psi maximum. Transition fittings for pipe applications are manufactured with Dryseal pipe threads. Hose clamp required for proper installation.
  • BrassCraft also carries an assortment of garden hose fittingS, drain and shut-off cocks as well as needle and humidifier valves. So when you need fittings for any project, small or large, specify the brand that professionals worldwide have trusted for over 65 years - BrassCraft.

Other products and services from Brasscraft


1/4 Turn Stops (G2 Series

Quality Made in the USA from machined brass rod to the highest quality standards, these advanced 1/4-turn stops are designed for strength, durability, styling and lasting appearance. Options you need The BrassCraft 1/4-turn stop is available in straight and angle styles with a variety of inlet options: compression, iron pipe, CPVC and barbed inlet for PEX.


Gas Connectors

BrassCraft also offers ProCoat connectors in larger diameters for gas appliances with large demand BTU requirements like tankless and commercial water heaters, boilers, furnaces, manufactured housing and pool heaters to name a few. Their proprietary polymer coating is designed to help protect the stainless steel connector from prolonged exposure to corrosive household chemicals, UV rays and salt.


Gas Valves

Engineered for ease of operation and installation, our gas ball vales are available in a variety of configurations to fit your installation as well as your budget. BrassCraft® has made a commitment to gas safety with the introduction of its Safety+PLUS® line of automatic excess flow valves. Safety+PLUS excess flow valves help protect the home from fire and explosions due to gas line ruptures and disconnects.


Multi-Turn Stops

Our multi-turn stops are manufactured to the highest quality standards that you’ve come to expect from BrassCraft. BrassCraft multi-turn stops have set the bar for quality, reliability and proven performance for over 65 years. Washers act as a seal to keep water flowing to the stop while keeping contaminants out of the water flow. Dual outlet/dual outlet, dual shut-off stop configurations available in the multi-turn platform.


Water Connectors

Speedi Plumb® PLUS engineered polymer braid water connectors and Speedi Plumb® reinforced PVC water connectors offer flexibility, corrosion resistance and an easy installation. We invented the flexible water supply and continue to be the leader in quality and innovation. Plumbing professionals have trusted BrassCraft Water Supplies for over 65 years. BrassCraft risers are formed from a single piece of copper tube.


Water Stops

When it comes to customized products to meet code or job requirements, BrassCraft offers the widest range of stop variations including metal stems, lock shields, stuffing boxes and handle options. Made in the U.S.A., every BrassCraft stop is forged from C36000 heavy duty brass, forming a solid, one-piece body free of seams and joints. The same quality that goes into manufacturing our water stops can be found in our extensive line of gas valves.