recessing plastic pipes

25 Oct 2006
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i'm going to be recessing some plastic pipes in a breeze block and plasterboard wall in my bathroom. It'll be pipes from under the floor up to a wall mounted tap.

Is there any special precautions I should take? I'll be using speedfit connections.

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why do I avoid connections in walls? Is this any type of connection?
Joints are usually the most likely part of any system to leak. If they leak in a wall they can go un-noticed, causing damage and waste of water. it is also very difficult to repair a fitting inside a wall.

If you are using speedfit /plastic pipe then just use a single run from underfloor, don't join two short lengths together.
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I plan to use a wall mounted tap, so the pipes for this will obviously have to be recessed. It would have to be a right angle bend for these - do you recommend using copper for this then?

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