When constructing pipe reducers, it is important to use high quality materials. This will help you to make a pipe that lasts longer and requires less frequent replacement. The most common metals used to fabricate reducers are carbon steel and stainless steel.
How to make a reducer:
Before you start the production process, you will need to create a pattern for the pipe. This will ensure that the shape and size of the pipe are correct and will also allow you to measure the finished product correctly.
If you don’t already have a pattern, you can draw one on paper using a pencil and ruler. Ensure that you mark the radii of the circle.
Once you have a pattern, you will need to cut out a section of metal to form it into the reducer’s shape. To make the process easier, you can draw a tab on the edge of the marked piece of metal before you begin cutting.
For example, you can then lay the marked piece of metal on a piece of sheet metal and use a permanent marker to draw around the edges. Once the seam is welded together, you can add rivets to the end of the seam to secure the reducer.
Using a reducer:
Eccentric reducers are commonly used in sewer systems, as they allow you to change the size of a pipe without having to cut it out or backfill the area. They can also be used to increase flow volume or pressure, depending on the needs of your system.