What's the difference on Brown & Grey 110 waste pipe.


Postby collectors » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:21 am

Is there a difference between the brown 110mm underground waste pipe & the grey above ground pipe. The only reason i ask, is all the new pipe we will be fitting is going into 2 bathrooms & a kitchen is all behind box work with back to wall loo's, so we wont see it. Or is it something more than just colour, as the brown is a lot cheaper.

Thanks

Chris.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:01 pm

collectors,
Grey pipe is UV stabilised so can be used where it is exposed to daylight.
Brown is intended for undergound use.
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Postby stevellkna5 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:17 pm

yes there is a difference in that the brown pipe is not uv safe. I mean to say it will degrade in sun light and only made to be covered in the ground! the uv safe plastic is more expencive
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Postby collectors » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:10 am

Thanks for getting back.
I thought it might be something like that. But can it still be used for internal use when its just being boxed in. I can make the last few feet out the roof in grey if needed.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:44 pm

collectors,
Yes as long there is no light getting to it you should be OK.
Always intrigues me that many builders merchants store the brown pipe outside in the sun!
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Postby collectors » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:13 am

[quote="stoneyboy"]collectors,
Yes as long there is no light getting to it you should be OK.
Always intrigues me that many builders merchants store the brown pipe outside in the sun!
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My brother use to work at the plumb centre & a lot of theirs was outside. (Makes you wonder)

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