PPR (Polypropylene Random Copolymer) male and female adapters are fittings that are used to connect PPR pipes together. The main difference between the male and female adapters is their shape and how they connect to the pipe.
A male adapter has a threaded end that is inserted into the end of a PPR pipe. The threads on the adapter allow it to be screwed into the pipe, creating a tight seal. The other end of the adapter is smooth and designed to connect to another PPR fitting, such as a female adapter or a valve.
A female adapter, on the other hand, has a smooth end that is inserted into the end of a PPR pipe. The other end of the adapter has internal threads that allow it to be screwed onto a male threaded fitting, such as a male adapter or a valve.
So the main difference between the two types of adapters is the direction of the threads and how they connect to the pipe. Male adapters have external threads that connect to the inside of the pipe, while female adapters have internal threads that connect to the outside of the pipe. It’s important to select the correct type of adapter for your application to ensure a proper and leak-free connection.