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Plastic Plumbing

Plastic made pipework is widely fitted in the majority of properties today and is rapidly taking over from the older metal pipes. Finchley Boiler Repairs use plastic pipes. They are easily joined and fit together with all pipes, using specific joints. The most common joint that is used for plastic pipes is called the push-fit O ring type of joint. All professional plumbing services and tradesmen use this joint many times throughout their working week. The joint is a quick way of connecting pipes together. These joints are much bulkier than a welded joint and can be pulled apart easily. These fittings have a small O ring fitted in a groove which double seals the joint and grips and holds the pipe. Now, the best advantage of this type of pipework is the fact that they weigh almost nothing, they are also easy to mark, cut and join. Although the modern plastic pipes of today are very lightweight and easily cut for plumbing jobs, it does not mean that they are not strong and resilient enough to be fitted in systems like a domestic central heating system, in fact they are just the opposite being strong and reliable. A Finchley Boiler Repair tradesman uses and fits plastic piping for lots of jobs. Plastic pipework does creak, but tends to creak less when it expands under the floor and will connect to other metal pipes such as, steel, copper and even lead pipes. This type of piping can resist frost a lot better than their metal counterparts. There is a huge choice of plastic pipework on the market. There size is identified by their outside diameter.Pipe Uses and Sizes:Underground Supply Pipesġġġġġ…15mm/22mm and 28mm.Overflows for loft tanks and toiletsġġ..21mm.Waste-water from wash basinsġġġġ 32mm.Soil pipes to the sewer ġġġġġġġ.110mm.