Any alternative to copper for gas?

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  1. Deansplit

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    I cannot believe the price of copper coated 15mm pipe for connecting my cooker and a gas fire to a propane bottle at the end of the garden - for 40m of 15mm it's £175 - that's at a plumber's trade rate! Geee, my mate tells me it's quadrupled in the last year and rising, is that right? Don't s'pose plastic pipe buried underground is an option?? :)

    Or would 10mm be sufficient to run the 2 items? Was going to run 15mm to the house/cooker (37m), then tee off to cooker with 10mm and to a gas fire with 10mm (a further 16m).
     
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    plastic not option
    but get him to ask about track pipe
     
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    40 metres of tracpipe would be about £300-400
     
  5. Garden hose is fine but has to be the yellow stuff, green is for water only. ;)
     
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    You got to be joking about tracpipe when he is already moaning about copper,thats expensive stuff!

    What about a long hose pipe and couple jubilee clips,cheap as chips and wont require digging when you finished using it for gas you could use it to water the geraniums :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    well assuming yellow plastic coated
    15mm 8.87 per meter
    trac is 8.85 per meter
    saving of 2p at meter
     
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    When did tracpipe get so cheap???
     
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    when price steal droped and price copper went through the roof
     
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    Copper coated? Shurely not.
    Will 15mm be adequate for a 40m run (I dunno and can't be bothered to check)?
    Why not move the gas bottle up the garden?
     
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    mmm, some rally helpful comments here, surprised no one's suggested a BBQ and camp fire yet! LOL

    Moving the bottle is an option - had thought of that, just wanted the unsightly bottles up the back of the garden outa sight! Will actually have 2 of the buggers with a change over switch. The joys of remote not piped areas!

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    You can use MDPE outside - it has to be buried - if you want, however the adaptors to steel or copper are quite expensive.

    50m of 20mm MDPE = £40
     
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    yes but don`t you need specialst ticket to do welding :?:
     
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    Plastic Drainage site stipulates: It should not be used for the conveyance of gases, oil, petrol, diesel or compressed air.

    !!
     
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    dean mdpe is what they use for modern gas mains but it has to be done by specialist to my knoweldge
     
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    It doesn't have to be fusion welded, other fittings are available.

    What relevance is a Plastic Drainage website, FFS?
     
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