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Pushfit fittings advice

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ambercelery, 14 Feb 2008.

  1. ambercelery

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    When should i use push fittings and when should i use copper for my water pipes?

    I am guessing that I would be better using copper pipes in a room i.e. up my kitchen wall, and then just use push fit fititngs and pipes to route the water to the downstairs bathroom etc - then reconnecting to the current copper pipes there.
    Is there any benefit of the copper pipe over the push fit pipes i.e. are push fit pipes only meant to be used for temporary jobs - or are they just as good for permanent ones too.
     
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    Plastic push fit is totally suitable for unpressurised open vented systems both heating and water supplies.

    In my experience and my judgement it is more likely to cause serious water loss when used on mains water supplies and will not withstand combined overheat/overpressure under double fault conditions on a sealed heating system.

    I would advocate using copper in most situations regardless of the application. However it requires more skill and takes longer so it can be more expensive.

    I dont feel very proud of plastic installation work that I have done!

    Tony
     
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