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Plastic Push Fit Pipes

Postby juddy1000 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:05 pm

Hi All

Im thinking about having a little stab at some plumbing......

In fact I want to replace my bathroom sink and taps to be precise. I may even do an outside tap.....

Anyway, I have always been worried about messing with plumbing or water in general and recently I have seen about the plastic pipes.

Does anyone who uses them find them reliable and very, very easy to work with?
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:24 pm

I've never used them but have heard mixed comments, Some people say they're brilliant and quick to install. But one person had his brand new apartment flooded because a fitting popped off on the mains cold water supply. Even the majority of large companies on new builds now use plastic or copper pipe and push fit fittings.

I don't use them because i'm a time served plumber and copper pipe, capillary fittings and bending copper pipe is the best way, I only think this because plumbing is a trade and I had to serve a 4 year apprenticeship, anyone can cut and push together two bits of copper or plastic.

Sorry for the rant, Pushfit is ideal for DIY but make sure you get the fitting to snap on properly, a good tug on the fitting should ensure its on correctly.
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