This is a standard black iron pipe wye fitting finished with a matt black powder coating.
Wye fittings or commonly called Y’s get their name from the resemblance of the letter Y. They are very similar to a standard tee fitting sharing many of the same principles and designs. Again, like tee fittings, wyes are used to “tap” into or out of an existing line of black iron piping offering at least one change in direction that is at a 45-degree or a 135-degree angle to the original direction depending on installation.
Standard wyes have 3 connections. Two of those connections are referred to as “inline” with the remaining being referred to as the “outlet”. The two “inline” connections are colinear and make the straight section of the letter y. The remaining connection forms the angled off-shoot part of they. All connections in a standard wye are female and of the same size.
Black iron pipe is typically used to transport non-corrosive fluids such as water or gas underground, though your home, in businesses. - Commonly, they are found at your big box hardware stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Ace, etc.
Unlike the ones you will get at your local supplier, these fittings are finished using a process called powder coating that gives them a flawless painted look that can take some serious abuse! That means these fittings are meant to be used in furniture builds such as shelving, tables, benches, chairs, or decor.
Powder coating is a process of depositing a thin layer of plastic over a metal surface using electrostatic adhesion. After the plastic powder has been deposited each fitting is then baked at a temperature over 400 degrees for up to 30 minutes fusing the plastic powder together and melting to the surface of the fitting. This process results in a hard finish that is very tough to scratch, chip, or rust.
I currently offer only 1 color of powder coating; matte black. This is constrained because of mass production. I do have the ability to provide custom colors for an additional price. In the future, I hope to offer more color options such as copper, brass, and white.
Each fitting is available in 3 sizes: [ 3/4" ] [ 1" ] [ 1 - 1/2" ]
My stock may fluctuate rapidly since these are newer listings so if you are interested in placing a larger order I would suggest starting a conversation first to inquire about fulfillment!