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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cantaloup63, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. seco services

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    Anyone who puts pushfit/compression in concrete or screed floor needs to be shot.

    As the mi's state joints of this kind should be accessable.
    Same really as pipework sleeve/duct it using accessable junction boxes.
     
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    Don't put the joints in those places?.
     
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    How many , realise there are pushfit connectors for copper pipe these days? ;) ;) ;)
     
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    three good things I can say about plastic pipes are:
    Cheap material and labour cost
    Less water hammer.
    Other than that I would install copper pipe,
    it can last a life time.
    I would never put plastic on central heating systems though.
     
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    You can, Yorkshire make a plastic reinforced copper pipe...

    As said, plastic has its uses... but I prefer copper... Plastic fittings are dear.
     
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    Another good sign is the absence of the green gunge that you find around so many soldered joints. How long does it take to wash surplus flux off when you're finished? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    As for the original question, my first choice is always copper with soldered joints. I'll use a compression joint in those odd places where a blowlamp would cause extensive damage and a push fit only in extreme conditions where I couldn't even get a spanner in - which hasn't happened yet. :) :) :)
     
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    Plastics handier and takes up less space and you can always get cash back
    copper's too bulky when getting a pint and it takes too long to count out.
     
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    Plastic is just cheap crap for dodgy housebuilders to use for a quicker and shoddier job.
     
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    My doctor has just had his central heating system extended into his reception area.

    It comprises of plastic pipe running to tee's that go into the radiators. It looks a mess - all pipework on display, and I worry that a young child could pull at the pipework and get a nasty burn if it is possible for the joints to come apart.
     
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    I prefer copper, and always use it where it will be seen. One thing about plastic, is you can do really long runs, where rigid copper would be impossible to use in confined/concealed places. 2 People can feed it through. Have done some very long runs with only a single joint at either end of pipe. Along under floor space, then up several floors hidden in conduit/cupboards, then through loft spaces, drop down, then sometimes out to outbuildings at rear.

    That saves a lot of man hours and disruption.
     
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    You've been spying on me, ten yrs ago i used copper end feed because it was the cheapest option, but now the price for copper has spirraled it is now cheaper to buy plastic even taking into account the price of the push fit joints, i was told to get the pipe from B&Q & the fittings from screw fix as they are compatible & cheaper. :rolleyes:
     
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    Shame the Manufacturers don't see it that way when you have a claim.
     
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    Plastic, whether we're talking breasts or pipes, always leaks in the end. ;)
     
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    yes but they're both flexible to handle.
     
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