Create hinge or pivoting elements in projects between two PVC pipe segments.
FORMUFIT Slip Sling Tee Fittings are a hinge solution for use with PVC pipe structures. These sling-style PVC Tee connectors give your project or application the flexibility to create pivoting and sliding elements. PVC Slip Tee fittings connect a single pipe to one end while PVC pipe of the same size slides through the top. There is one permanent-fit socket on the bottom and a second slip socket at the top. The PVC Slip Sling Tee top socket is larger than the outside diameter so that it is allowed pass through to create the hinge. Slip Tees are perfect for building doors, kickstands, handles, and sliding parts for PVC furniture and sports equipment.
FORMUFIT PVC Slip Sling Tees are available to buy online in the , , , and PVC Sizes and fit standard Schedule 40 PVC size pipe. For sizing information, please see our PVC 101 page.
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Furniture Grade Slip Tees, also known as Sling Tees or T-L's, have a similar shape to standard PVC tee fittings but have two short pass-through sockets and a single static socket. These fittings are utilized for structures and projects that require a hinged joint, such as greenhouse doors, pivoting cart handles, and flip-up covers.
Slip Tee furniture fittings have an open socket with a slightly larger diameter than the PVC pipe diameter, allowing the fitting to slide or rotate along a pipe length. The perpendicular or closed socket is a static, permanent socket that will enable it to connect to another PVC pipe segment to form a T-shaped hinge. This design allows this unique connection to pivot around the axis of the PVC pipe. Builders of PVC projects can also use Slip Tees to create an outlet anywhere along a PVC pipe segment without cutting. Slip tees are ideal for furniture PVC builds, patio furniture, DIY fitness equipment, garden structures, medical equipment, and training gear.
FORMUFIT Slip Tee PVC furniture grade fittings are manufactured using industrial-strength materials and professional grade resins. As a result, furniture slip tees have a five-fold improvement in impact strength and breakage tolerance compared to plumbing-grade PVC or low-quality, imported furniture PVC fittings. It is important to note that PVC Slip TL fittings are not flow-through as the static socket has a closed and sealed stop.
FORMUFIT Furniture Grade PVC Slip tees incorporate high durability ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors to withstand consistent sunlight exposure and fluorescent degradation. This material detail allows FORMUFIT furniture slip tees to resist sun and climate extremes and hold their color and material strength for decades. In addition, furniture-grade PVC slip tees are non-toxic and guaranteed free of harmful heavy metals, phthalate, and dioxin chemicals.
Fitment and Securing
You can connect PVC Slip Tee fittings by sliding the loose socket of the slip tee over a pipe of the same size. If desired, this pivot socket can be secured at a specific position via the insertion of a screw or other desired fastener to keep the desired angle. The static socket can connect by simple pipe insertion or permanently glued using PVC solvent cement.