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August 12, 2017 18:08

Polypropylene : advantages and features of use

advantages and features of the use of polypropylene

With all the abundance of building materials, the most popular in carrying out plumbing work uses is polypropylene.What qualities he possesses?

Polypropylene : advantages and features of use

The advantages include:

  • Resistance to corrosion, since plastic does not rust;
  • resistance to mechanical stress;
  • The smooth inner surface prevents limescale build up;
  • not enter into chemical reactions with the liquid, which is convenient for use in the water;
  • service life of up to 50 years;
  • shumoprovodimost low even at high water pressure;
  • Lightweight relative to steel or cast iron counterparts;
  • affordable price.

Polypropylene : advantages and features of use

When buying a polymeric structures, always pay attention to the label, because all the pipes are classified by class: the stiffness, maintenance and other purposes.All these classes regulate the scope of the pipes at certain temperatures and usage patterns.

Ways of polypropylene pipes

Another argument in favor of replacing the metal pipes on polypropylene, is the ease of installation, as polymer pipes are connected very simply in several ways:

  • fittings (tees);
  • soldering iron;
  • Clay.

The easiest way is to use fittings that are attached in a few minutes.Special tools are not required, using a simple set of DIY.

V can be used as an alternative for connecting the solder joints, in this case, the seam will be more qualitative and reliable.This tube should be absolutely clean and dry, which will provide them for leaks.Working soldering iron you need to carefully ensure that there is no overheating, which can lead to joint deformity.Optimum heating temperature corresponds to 270 degrees.After warm-up parts are connected to each other and are fixed until they are completely cool.

Polypropylene : advantages and features of use

Bonding constructions carried out a special tool, which in turn is applied to the first tube, and then to the inner surface of the sleeve.After that, they are connected to each other and are fixed for some time.

Phasing of

  • installation Using a hacksaw to cut a piece of the desired size of the pipe;
  • Butt trimmed from burrs and rough edges with sandpaper or a sharp knife;
  • Marker mark drawn in the joints of the pipe and the tee;
  • Using a soldering iron to heat nozzles connecting elements;
  • After heating parts to a certain temperature, they quickly attached to each other.At this stage you need to be extremely careful to avoid warping.
  • further fixed structure cools down for one minute;

thus can interconnect all the other parts of the pipeline.

Polypropylene : advantages and features of use

If you do not have at hand the soldering iron, you can do just connecting members.To do this, set a special coupling, consisting of metal and plastic fitting area.It is important to remember that the metal edge is connected to a threaded connector of the counter, and the plastic - directly with the pipeline.All other parts are interconnected by fixing fittings principle designer.

final stage is the start of water into the system and check the seams on the presence or absence of leaks.