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More Helpful Information on Our Website

We have been adding more helpful information to some of our website pages! Read this blog post to find out more.

 
 
 

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ABS Properties & Applications

ABS plastic has several characteristics that makes it the material of choice for many specialist applications. ABS has a high ductility, which is the ability to deform and reform to the items original shape. The best known application of this is in the use of ABS for making LEGO bricks.

 
 
 

An alternative to Durapipe

Alternative plastic pipe system to Durapipe

 
 
 

How to assemble plastic pipe and fittings

New videos on our YouTube channel, including a full description of how to cement plastic pipe and fittings together.

 
 
 

Y Strainers save downtime

Y Strainers are an often overlooked fitting for a PVC pipe system. Strainers should be installed to catch the occasional bit of debris in a system. If you have a water supply which is constantly full of large particles, a larger, more substantial filter system should be installed. If your water source is generally clean has any possibility of being contaminated by biological matter, bits of string, cable ties etc swept from floors or gantries, or even a tool dropped into a sump, the fitting of a strainer in your line can be invaluable. With mesh sizes of 0.9mm in strainers up to 63mm, and 2mm in the strainers over that size, there is very little affect to water flow rates, pressures etc.

 
 
 

HELP! How soon can I turn my system on?

We are often asked how soon a cemented plastic pipe joint can be put back into action - this post will hopefully help you.

 
 
 

PVC Paint Video

A new video about our PVC Paint.

 
 
 

Cutting large diameter plastic pipe

A discussion of the best ways to cut large diameter plastic pipe.

 
 
 

PVC or ABS Pipe - which is best for you?

A summary of the process to choose between using PVC and ABS pipe systems.

 
 
 

How much glue/cement to use?

There are several trains of thought on how much glue / solvent cement a pipe and fitting require. This article gives information on how much solvent cement to use.

 
 
 

Operating pressures of different plastic pipe systems

What pressure is your system actually running at?

 
 
 

Compatibility of Unions

Detailed information on which unions are compatible with each other.

 
 
 

BSP Threads

Identifying and measuring threads on plastic pipe fittings.

 
 
 
 
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