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MDPE pipe kinked during fitting - problem?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by larrylamb11, 9 Oct 2010.

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    larrylamb11

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    Like an a*se I managed to fold over and kink the MDPE water mains pipe poking out from the oversite... :oops:
    It has striaghtened out OK, but left a witness mark on the pipe as you would expect. Should I be cutting the pipe back to below the kinked point to maintain integrity? or is it unlikely to cause a problem?
    Essentially it was supposed to bend in an S from the floor to pick up the 25mm to 22mm stopcock and off into 22mm copper. I could re-jig this with an MDPE 90 elbow or MDPE to copper adaptor and then go straight into 22mm copper with 90 bends before going on to a 22mm stopcock if I had to..... but the original layout would be better. Is the kinked bit of pipe likely to cause me a problem?
     
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    shouldn't do.
    can't be any worse than when we clamp them to change stopcocks etc
    with the proper tool.
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    Ah, thanks for that - I didn't know you could clamp them to change stopcocks, so as you say a kink from folding probably isn't any worse than that.
     
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