15mm Flexible Pipe?

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by r.rain@btinternet.com, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hello All

    I am in the process of planning for re-routing some 15mm pipe work for
    a toilet supply and wash basin. The old pipe under the floor boards is
    copper and is pretty difficult to manoeuvre and just wondered if
    plastic flexible pipe would be recommended instead?

    If so can you join copper to plastic using the push fit fitments?

    For the washbasin I am going to have to route the pipe inside the stud
    wall too, should I get some of those braided type flexible connectors
    to attach to the taps, making the job easier?

    Any advice, comments?

    Thanks as usual

    Richard
     
    , Jun 3, 2005
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  2. Wingedcat Guest


    >just wondered if
    >plastic flexible pipe would be recommended instead?


    Yes you can do but it is not necessarily that flexible. You can't bend
    it around 90 degree corners unless you have about huge radius for
    example.

    >If so can you join copper to plastic using the push fit fitments?


    Yes you can but you need inserts for the plastic section and compatible
    pushfit connectors (Screwfix's Cuprofit will work, others probably will
    too).


    >should I get some of those braided type flexible connectors
    >to attach to the taps, making the job easier?


    Yes you can but as they restrict the water flow with a very narrow
    opening at the tap end, so if you are already suffering from poor flow
    they will make it worse. It will look better to use copper too.

    Luke
     
    Wingedcat, Jun 3, 2005
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  3. John Rumm Guest

    wrote:

    > I am in the process of planning for re-routing some 15mm pipe work for
    > a toilet supply and wash basin. The old pipe under the floor boards is
    > copper and is pretty difficult to manoeuvre and just wondered if
    > plastic flexible pipe would be recommended instead?


    Yes it can be simpler in these cases. While it is a bit stiff to work
    with, you can thread it through joists and turn a corner in the space
    between joists. The final rise up to the basin would look better in
    copper of chrome though.

    > If so can you join copper to plastic using the push fit fitments?


    Yes. You can use push fit on either pipe type.

    > For the washbasin I am going to have to route the pipe inside the stud
    > wall too, should I get some of those braided type flexible connectors
    > to attach to the taps, making the job easier?


    It may, although if you have copper "tails" connected to plastic pipe
    you may fine the copper is now easy enough to align anyway due to the
    plastic.

    --
    Cheers,

    John.

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    John Rumm, Jun 3, 2005
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