By Bonnie Owen. Measuring Tools. Published at Thursday, May 24th, 2018 - 19:07:08 PM.
DIY Plumbing Working With Plastic Pipe - Home improvement is still possible under a tight budget when plastic pipes are used for plumbing needs. Whether old pipes need to be replaced or extended, its not a problem because plastic pipe can be connected easily even to a metal pipe system. They cost less, weigh less, and join effortlessly through the use of cement solvents. A hacksaw is all you need, some compression fittings and cement to create lasting waterproof joints.
Flexible plastic pipe use is limited only to supply systems. Compression fittings are used to connect them instead of solvent cements. Generally, they are used for interior systems for hot and cold water. Plastic pipe can also be used for exterior water supply systems. Polybutylene can withstand high temperatures, is sturdy and slightly more expensive than the rigid pipe. In remodeling jobs, flexible pipe is preferred for passing through lawn irrigation system, floor, walls, and ceilings. These pipes are strong theres a chance they might be damaged so dont bend on sharp curves. Extra support ensures more stability in long runs.
Plastic pipes do not react to chemicals and electricity. It is also smooth inside ensuring that no corrosion or rusting occurs. Plastic pipes do not rust or corrode, they are \\"self cleaning\\", lightweight, usually do not sweat or freeze ( even in the cold January Winnipeg Canada wintertime temps), and lastly offer overall excellent water flow rates. Both the plastic and metal pipes have the same diameter. It possible to connect a plastic pipe to an already existing metal pipe system using special fittings and adaptors.
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