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 select the metric fitting type you need, and use an imperial grip ring and O ring, converting the fitting to an adaptor. Alternatively these adapters come pre-assembled for the most popular sizes of conversion
The Talbot Grippa is a universal push fit fitting that connects onto a wide variety of existing lead, galvanised iron and copper pipes with no change of components. There are three fittings for securing to PE pipe with the metal end fitting as follows
3/8″ end – 15mm to 21mm Pipe OD – 3/8″ 4-6lb lead – 3/8″ Galv Iron – 15mm / 1/2″ Copper
1/2″ end – 21mm to 27mm Pipe OD – 1/2″ 5-9lb lead – 1/2″ Galv Iron – 22mm / 3/4″ Copper
3/4″ end – 27mm to 34mm Pipe OD – 3/4″ 7-11lb lead – 3/4″ Galv Iron- 28mm / 1″ Copper
Talbot Leadfit fittings are quick and simple to use, allowing push fit connection between PE and Imperial Lead pipe. Talbot adaptors are also available in PE to Copper versions
How to assemble Talbot fittings
• Cut pipe to length ensuring end is square and free of rough edges and burr
• Insert pipe insert into pipe end to maintain the shape of the pipe (all Talbot connections are provided with the correct number of pipe inserts). – For imperial BS, DIN and ISO pipe only, bevel the pipe and don’t use pipe insert
• Double check that the correct metric or imperial components have been selected.
• Push the pipe fully into the fitting with a gentle twist (To ensure a secure connection with Talbot fittings it is important that the pipe has been pushed fully home, ensuring that the pipe passes two points of resistance and is fully seated
How to disassemble Talbot fittings
Talbot Extractor tools are used to disassemble Talbot fittings from the pipe. There are two types, each comes in pairs and are made from metal for regular use or plastic for a disposable solution. They are inexpensive and easy to use
• Slide one extractor between the pipe and fitting and the other on the opposite side between the pipe and fitting.
• Once fully inserted pull on pipe to withdraw
• Once dismantled extract the grip ring with a screwdriver and dispose of, using a new grip ring for re-use, by twisting a new grip ring into a figure 6 shape to allow it to enter the fitting. Ensure the grip ring is the correct way round with the outside taper of the grip ring following the same taper as the fitting body
• Gently extract the O ring and replace if damage is evident, or age introduces doubt
Due to the ease of installation one of the most popular Talbot products is the Talbot 20mm and 25mm Double Check Valve and Talbot stopcock and stopcock chamber.