Installation of polyethylene plumbing pipes at home
HDPE pipes have the same strength as metal structures, while polyethylene does not corrode and is exposed to chemicals. It should be noted that low pressure polyethylene tubes lose their density at temperatures above 80 ° C. They are therefore unsuitable for hot water.
Connecting plastic tubes with your own hands
Plastic pipes are most common in everyday life due to many advantages, with the main low weight, low thermal conductivity and ease of assembly.
The only thing to remember when choosing this version of the hose for your home is that the plastic has a linear coefficient of stretching 10-13 times more than steel. Plastic also gets under the influence of ultraviolet rays and quickly flames in the event of a fire.
How to connect plastic pipes for plumbing - the rules for selecting technology
The connection of plastic water pipes with own hands can be carried out using different technologies. Their choice depends on the purpose of the system, the type of polymer used, and the dimensions of the pipe. The main types of compounds are:
Polymer materials replace traditional metals from the construction market. Many developers who have chosen plumbing installations, heating from polyethylene, polybutylene, polypropylene, is the problem of soldering plastic pipes. The technologist is simple, does not need training, but a small practice, half a meter piece of pipe that buys a soldering iron with a minimum configuration. The welding manual gives you immediate work, the time table for heating the joints, depending on the thickness of the wall, ensures high quality seams.
DIY pipes: ways of connecting PVC pipes
PVC pipes are increasingly used in the installation of various systems: water supply, gas, sewage. The combination of their advantages, such as lightness, durability, resistance to various effects and corrosion, do not leave any chance for metal colleagues. Another important advantage of PVC pipes is the exceptional ease of installation that does not require special abilities or professional equipment.