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Polyplumb Push-Fit System FAQs

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Are You Polyplumb?

Are You Polyplumb? No.
Polyplumb is a plumbing system not a company. It incorporates polybutylene pipes and push-fit fittings and is manufactured by Polypipe. We are a stockist of Polypipe products including the 'Polyplumb' range. The official Polypipe website is here You can find out more details about us here.

In what circumstances can I use Polyplumb products?

In what circumstances can I use Polyplumb products? Polyplumb products are designed to be used in domestic hot and cold water supply, and radiator and underfloor heating installations.

Can Polypipe fittings be used with copper pipes?

Can Polypipe fittings be used with copper pipes? Yes - a rotational type pipe cutter should be used on the copper pipe to ensure the pipe end is free from burrs. A pipe stiffener is not required when using copper pipes.

When using Polypipe fittings with copper pipes the insertion depth should be marked on the pipe as follows:
Polyfit
Pipe diameter (mm) 10 15 22 28
Insertion depth (mm) 25 35 42 44
Polyplumb
Pipe diameter (mm) 10 15 22 28
Insertion depth (mm) 22 27 30 35

Copper pipe cannot be connected directly to Polysure fittings however as the pipe sizes are standard UK dimensions there are a number of ways in which a system containing our polybutylene and press fit fittings can be adapted to copper, for example, by using a Polyplumb or Polyfit push fit fitting or by using mating BSP adaptors.
- See more at: http://www.polypipe.com/building-products/plumbing-heating/installers/knowledge-centre/faqs/plastic-plumbing#sthash.nFZwDSch.dpuf

Can I use Polyfit and Polyplumb pipe with compression fittings?

Can I use Polyfit and Polyplumb pipe with compression fittings? Polypipe's polybutylene pipes are suitable for use with compression fittings but a pipe stiffener should always be used in the pipe before the compression nut is tightened. - See more at: http://www.polypipe.com/building-products/plumbing-heating/installers/knowledge-centre/faqs/plastic-plumbing#sthash.nFZwDSch.dpuf

How do I know I can rely on Polyplumb Fittings and products?

How do I know I can rely on Polyplumb Fittings and products? The system offers a high degree of reliability, achieved through a product design that has been tried and tested for over 30 years. The pipes and fittings all come with a 25 year guarantee.

I'm still not convinced, are there any official approvals I can verify?

I'm still not convinced, are there any official approvals I can verify? Of course. Below is a list of approvals and applications:

  • WRAS - Listed in the WRAS Water Fittings and Materials Directorr
  • Standards Manufacturing Quality Assurance - in accordance with BS EN ISO 9002 (BSI registered Certificate FM00318
  • Installation standard - to follow the requirements of BS5955 - PART 8 2001 Plastic pipework (Thermoplastic Materials)
  • Bristish Standard - Class S rated to BS7291 Part 1 and Kitemark Licence Number 38148 to BS7291 Part 1 & 2
  • British Gas - has accepted that the Polyplumb Class S Polybutylene pipe system as being acceptable for open vented and sealed central heating systems and are eligible for acceptance onto Home Care Central Heating Cover.
  • BBA - Polyplumb Polybutylene barrier pipe and fittings and accessories are covered by BBA Certificate No 00/3699

Specifically How Does the Polyplumb system work?

Specifically How Does the Polyplumb system work? Polyplumb is a time efficient, no nonsense one step joint process. It uses high performance stainless steel grab ring ensures superb joint integrity and is demountable only by dis-assembling, reducing potential for tampering.

The best way to see how it works is to take a look at the Polyplumb Video which will give a good overview of the system.

Please also our How To Guides:

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