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What to Consider when Choosing a Flexible Soil Pipe

Bathrooms are often notoriously tight spaces. Plumbing the smallest room in the house certainly means any flexibility is welcome. When it comes to plumbing a flexible soil pipe can offer many advantages over its traditional, rigid counterpart and can be used in spaces a rigid soil pipe wouldn’t be suitable. The Need for Flexible Pipes As bathroom suites are reconfigured and washbasins, toilets and baths are moved to accommodate the space and size of the fixtures, it isn’t uncommon for the plumbing to align imperfectly with the back of the toilet. This means a traditional, rigid, pan connector would...

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The Plumbing System

The plumbing system of a building functions to provide freshwater and to remove waste water. The part of the plumbing system that removes waste water is dependent on drain traps and vents to maintain water flow. Drain plumbing runs from all the facilities within a building that produce waste water (including sinks, toilets, washing machines etc) and all join in one waste pipe before leaving the building. The plumbing in waste pipes is usually made of hard plastic PVC although some buildings may still have cast iron waste plumbing. The most important part of wast plumbing is the soil...

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What is the best type of Scale Inhibitor?

Good question, the answer is dependent on the situation, the below will hopefully allow you to make the correct decision. We are often asked – do they work? Our experience is that they do as long as you select the correct one Hard water areas should consider the use of installing limescale inhibitors to help reduce the build up of limescale on appliances, even those areas not supplied by hard water can definitely benefit from the installation of limescale protection. This build up can and will dramatically reduce the efficiency and very likely lifespan of appliances such as boilers,...

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How the Talbot MDPE joints work

The Talbot pushfit range of products are universally recognised to be a high quality method of joining low, medium and high density polyethylene water pipe with sizes between 16mm to 63mm. It is totally push fit, no locking nuts and because the seal increases in effectiveness the higher the water pressure becomes, it is often recognised to be stronger than the pipe itself. The Talbot Pushfit fitting is pressure rated PN16 with high performance materials which resist distortion and corrosion A really great advantage of Talbot MDPE fittings is the ability to convert standard fittings into imperial equivalent. Simply...

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