I've been reading the current thread on push fit plumbing fittings
with interest (and an IMM filter!).
I'm aiming to replumb a bathroom next weekend and will be ordering
fittings from (probably) BES. I'll use copper pipe I think, unless
anyone can come up with a good reason not to, but I'm not sure which
push fit system to go for. Has anyone got any good or bad things to
say about the following:-
Conex Cuprofit - maybe looks better, quite slim, limited range?
Speedfit - marginally cheapest but not by much
Hep2O - widest range (but similar to Speedfit)
I wouldn't be inclined to mix copper pipe with plastic fittings; when you mix
a strong rigid material and a light breakable material, the risk is that the
light one will come off the worse. I'll just bend that pipe/joint a little out of
the way . . . . tsch . . . . psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst . . .
I happened to do my heating in speedfit pipe & fittings & was happy, but I
may do some of my hot water in copper as I have plenty of 15mm to hand
& have straight runs with easy underfloor access.
Yep. I would not worry about a limited range, So long as you have
couplers, elbows and Ts in 2 sizes and a reducer 22-15 you can do what you
need. But I see that they don't have the 22-15 in the S/fix book.
Hardish to undo even with the tool.
A little easier to undo than the Hep2O stuff - ugly.
Even more ugly that Speedfit.
Speedfit out of sight, Cuprofit where on show and where you can't solder - it is
neater and more reliable than a compression fitting, but not as cheap or neat
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
The FAQ for uk.diy is at www.diyfaq.org.uk
Thanks for all the thoughts/advice, I'm going with Speedfix as it is
all out of sight and the slightly easier dismantling seems a good idea
to me. I'm also going with Speedfix plastic pipe rather than copper,
probably easier to wiggle into place under the bath. I have ordered
lots of clips! :-)
On 1 Dec 2003 09:09:37 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
Speedfit worked just fine for me as a first time bathroom fitter, only
one leak where I capped the cold water feed to the bath tap and didn't
push the fitting on hard enough.
Can change anything now with the stop valves I've added without any
hassle. I've learned to solder anyway but would still use pushfit out
of spite. ;-)
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