20th Apr 2007, 02:25 PM #1
plastic pipes for hot and cold water?
Is it normal to run plastic pipes for hot and cold water e.g for water to sink, shower, etc? They don't need to be copper?
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20th Apr 2007, 02:41 PM #2
20th Apr 2007, 02:42 PM #3
We had a house built a couple of years ago and when I popped up into the roff space for some therapy, I noticed that the "new norm" is for a plastic pipe.
I checked with a builder mate and apprently "it's the new way" - I guess copper prices are too dear!Cheers,
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20th Apr 2007, 03:41 PM #4Ours is not to reason why.....only to point and giggle.
20th Apr 2007, 04:35 PM #5
It certainly seems sensible in terms of cost, time, corrosion, etc.
Thanks for the advice.
20th Apr 2007, 09:17 PM #6
I originally thought it was crap, but have changed my mind. The only thing is the size of the elbows and other fittings are huge compared to the copper equivilent.
20th Apr 2007, 10:49 PM #7
Just one thing to remember rodents won't eat the copper pipes
20th Apr 2007, 11:09 PM #8
I will only do my own house in copper pipe with silver soldered joins. Have only had 100% success and will last forever. I may have spent $300 more on pipe, but I did the labour, and I will not forsee any problems.
All about cost and choice.
23rd Apr 2007, 05:31 PM #9
I suspect that you might be thinking about the irrigation fittings like Philmac's
Wheras I was thinking about the domestic fittings like those made by Auspex
I've been using the former for years and it is almost bullet proof and dead easy to work with but totally inappropriate for in house plumbing (too big)
The latter stuff is, in my experience, quite good. Parent's house has the crimped version and it's been there 12 years and counting with no trouble thus far. It is all running under the elevated floor and thus far the rodents that reside in the house haven't been tempted....Ours is not to reason why.....only to point and giggle.
23rd Apr 2007, 07:00 PM #10
The later do look better, I take it they use a different pipe too ?
23rd Apr 2007, 07:01 PM #11
There's a great article on Pex and other plastics (and how to get the best setup for economic fitting as they specified how exy the connectors are) on the FineHomeBuilding online site. I subscribed ( like the FineWoodWorking online) as I am in the process of building ... finding very good.
The Article is here
but you have be an online subscriber to get any further sorry ... other than that it was in a very recent finehomebuilding magazine that could still be on the shelf.
Was a good run down on the different plastics and the goos and the bad ... a good readRamps
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