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This page is intended to give basic information on how to use Polypipe's 'Polyplumb' range of push-fit pastic plumbing fittings, pipe and accessories.
The information is taken from Polypipe's official technical guidance.
Introduction to Polyplumb Plastic Plumbing
PolyPlumb is Polypipe's original grey plastic plumbing system. It has been tried and tested over 30 years and found to be both robust and reliable. The jointing process for PolyPlumb fittings feature a one step jointing process and a high performance stainless steel grab ring within the fitting, ensures superb joint integrity.
Mainly used with Polypipe grey polybutylene flexible pipe but also fully compatible with traditional copper pipe. We recommend the use of a Polypipe metal or plastic pipe stiffener when used with plastic pipe.
PolyPlumb is suitable for use in most plumbing and heating installations including hot and cold water and underfloor heating applications.
How To Join Polyplumb Pipe
When joining Polyplumb pipe it is important to follow some basic steps. For instance NEVER cust Polyplumb pipe with a hacksaw.
Follow these simple steps for a reliable connection, either to plastic or copper pipe.
The Polyplumb system is not designed to be demountable to avoid tampering and provide a reliable connection but if you need to take apart a connection for repair or maintenance just follow these simple steps.
Pressure testing of the Polypipe 'Polyplumb' pipe system is essential and a successful pressure test using the following steps ensures that pipes have been inserted into fittings passed both the o ring and the grab ring.