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Postby laburnum150 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:36 pm

Hi all i want to change my bathroom suite, basin has lead pipes .want to use plastic push fits, can they go to lead, if not could you offer better way.
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Postby Steve the gas » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:02 am


Are all your water pipes lead? If not come off some copper further upstream in plastic.
If all lead you can cut it at a convenient point and use a ' lead lock' fitting which will enable you to convert the lead to copper/plastic.
You will need the diameter of lead to get the right fitting.

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Postby plumbbob » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:48 pm

Do you mean the water supply pipes or the drainage pipes?
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