Plumbers are always looking for more durable and easy-t […]
Plumbers are always looking for more durable and easy-to-install materials to fix the pipes to reduce installation time. Iron and steel have been basically replaced on the market, and plastic pipes have begun to be put into use.
Advantages of plastic plumbing and fittings
The advantages of plastic pipes and fittings are well known throughout the industry; they are versatile, durable, almost leakproof, and easy to transport and install.
No special tools and push-in plastic pipes required
Gone are the days when plumbers' toolboxes were heavier than trucks. With plastic, plumber installers do their jobs with a much lighter weight and fewer specialized tools are needed to install plastic accessories.
Unlike the press-fitting method of pipes, plastic press-fitting fittings do not require installation tools at all. Once the pipe is cut, measured and deburred, simply twist and lock the push-in joint to connect.
When talking about plastic pipes, we mean cross-linked polyethylene in terms of fittings, and polybutene and polyethylene in terms of pipes. These are specially designed materials that have been specifically designed to ensure robustness over an extended period of time. They are very robust and can withstand internal pressure tests up to 60 bar.
Plastic pipes and fittings are not prone to corrosion and have a longer service life than pipe fittings made from alternative materials. This has a significant impact on the overall value of the new building and keeps the piping system from malfunctioning.
Plumbers generally believe that the installation and installation speed of plastic socket accessories is 40% faster than that of other materials. This is not only because they do not require specialized tools to assemble, but also because they are designed to make the installer's way easier.
The advantage of using plastic socket-type fittings for fixing is that if an installation error occurs, the installer can quickly resolve the problem. These fittings are replaceable, while press fittings and more traditional methods are not. In addition, the installer only needs to remove the existing fitting, replace it with a new fitting, or reinstall it without damage to the pipeline. No other materials or tools are required.