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Heat fusion is the preferred method for joining Polyethylene Pipe. When done properly, a heat fusion joint creates a permanent, leak free joint that is stronger than the pipe itself.

There are four basic types of Heat fusion:

Type of Fusion

Application

Socket Fusion

Used to join small diameter pipe to pipe or pipe to fittings.

Butt Fusion

Used to join pipe to pipe or pipe to fittings.

Sidewall Fusion

Used for installing lateral on mains and building headers.

Electrofusion

Used to join pipe to pipe, pipe to fittings, installing laterals, making repairs, building headers.