Flexi Hoses

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Multiplex, 17 Aug 2005.

  1. Multiplex

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    Maybe this a silly question...but I need to use a flexi hose for the first time and they don't seem to have a hot water rating on them. Is this because they are obviously rated for hot water? I always thought flexi hoses (like Hep2o) were only good upto a certain temperature?

    My water is very very hot but I'd like to use a flexi hose for some plumbing I need to do...but just want to check if I can first!!

    Thanks,

    Simon.
     
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    Flexi hoses are intended for use with domestic hot water (typically 60 C), but possibly not for central heating (??? anyone know for sure). No need to worry about it, unless your hot water over 70 C!
     
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    Certainly not for heating, but I can't remember where I saw it.

    Plastic pipe and Speedfit or Hep tap connectors are fairly easy to use and don't burst like tap flexies can. They frequently burst on the mains because of the constant pressure variation.
    Last burst one I came across was on a pumped shower supply. When they came back from holiday they found that the rubber had split enough to bring the pump on. :cry:
    Funny, they turn the water off now when they go away.
     
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