Hi i have recently purchased a house with no central heating.I was going to do most of the pipework and instalation of radiators myself.I am going to use moslty plastic pipe and pushfit connections for ease and speed.What i am unsure about is how close to the boiler can i take the plastic pipe before it has to be copper (if that is the case).I wont be doing any connections to the boiler myself but just wanted to do most of the labour to obviously keep costs to minimum.Is there a minimum requirement? THANKS
When we fit a new heating system we tend to use mainly speedfit plastic pipe and speedfit fittings ensure you use inserts and make sure they are all connected correctly the main rule we use is if it can be seen we use copper if not we use speedfit hope this helps Obviously the GAS connection needs to be all 22mm copper and connected by a corgi installer
but andf380, in the speedfit hand book they give a minimum distance there pipe can be fitted from a boiler and that distance differs depending if it's a gas or oil fired appliance. Plastic pipe should not be used at all for soild fuel appliances.