Plastic Pipe Shop Blog

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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