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 Post subject: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:00 pm 
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Peake, or anybody else can help. I'm having a lot of renovation work done on my house, starting with the cave , which is 30m2 and will become the laundry room , plus electrics, water heater and etc.

Why does the plumber use ugly white pipes like this?

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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:16 pm 
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Perhaps they were on special offer?

More's the point, in your photo the drain looks like it is going uphill.

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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:23 pm 
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I re-sized your photo which was huge !

The white pipes are more than likely plastic, which is what many plumbers are putting in today - much cheaper than copper.


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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:40 pm 
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I'm sorry and thank you for re-sizing it - bisous.

They are PEX pipes, but why white? I thought water was blue :)

The drain pipe is downhill, these guys are professional artisans, so they tell me :)

Joking - they are and I have used them before. Plus they have 10 year insurance.


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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:17 pm 
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DaveW,

I really cannot fault the plumber, from what I can see he's using good quality "kit", its a Multi Couche tube, (cross linked plastic, aluminium, cross linked plastic), which is better than copper tube or plain plastic tube

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Blue or red is the colour of the gaines, which cover the pipes when built in to either walls or floor, to indicate hot or cold, unless you are thinking of the crappy UK mains water MDPE pipe, which degrades in sunlight, unlike the black pipe which has carbon black added to the mix, to stop the degradation

Just a tip for those that dont know
Any pipes carrying hot and cold water, one above the other in a horizontal position, should be (H O T), hot on top, if fitted hot below the cold, the hot water will warm the air around the pipe, causing it to rise and any moisture in the air will condense on the cold pipe above the hot pipe

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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
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These guys are professional. They show up at 8 - 8:30 take an hour for lunch, on-site, and leave at 16:30 - 17:00.
I'll post pictures (smaller) as we go along. In the picture they had just laid the scree and will tile on Thursday and then we move on to the next phase.

Here is the block and beam going in a week ago in part of the cave.


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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:51 pm 
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And concrete on top

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 Post subject: Re: Plumbing stuff
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Should have been done before fixing units, but I was a pro.

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Trouble is you have to make sure all the surfaces are sanded and ready. The thing that was new to me was the child/dust proof power sockets. They will probably break after a few years.


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Very smart, Dave :-bd


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Phase 2 starts next week.


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