Do you need to replace your home’s waste pipe system?
Waste pipes have the unenviable job of carrying wastewater away from the sink, bathtub, shower, dishwasher, and washing machine in your home to the main sewer or an off-mains storage tank if you have one.
Plastic pipes have quickly become the industry standard for waste systems – not least because they are resistant to corrosion and impact damage, and more affordable than their metal counterparts.
However, when it comes to plastic waste pipes, there is an additional choice to be made: push-fit or solvent-weld pipes and fittings.
To help you make an informed decision, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using push-fit waste systems.
Push-fit waste pipes are lightweight
Made from polypropylene, a tough and rigid type of thermoplastic, push-fit systems are a fantastic alternative to traditional pipe materials.
Polypropylene is remarkably light, making it easier to handle. Yet despite its low density, it’s equally as strong as alternative materials – making no sacrifice to its longevity.
Push-fit waste pipes come in a range of colours and sizes
Push-fit waste pipes are typically available in 3-metre lengths and diameters of 32, 40, and 50mm – meaning you should have no issue finding something suitable for your waste system.
On top of a selection of sizes, push-fit pipes also come in a choice of colours, including white, grey, and black. These are UV-resistant, which means they’re suitable for use above ground and won’t discolour or become brittle.
Pust-fit waste pipes are quick and easy to install
When compared with solvent weld pipes, the push-fit variety is much quicker and easier to install.
They don’t require any sealant or glue to form joints – instead, they rely on rubber rings to create watertight seals. To connect them, all you need to do is push the plain end of the pipe into the socketed end of a fitting and the chamfered edge will allow it to slide in effortlessly.
The greatest advantage of this jointing method is that it makes it easier to replace damaged or worn-out sections, saving you time and effort.
Push-fit waste pipes are easy to connect using fittings
Though push-fit waste pipes often come plain-ended with chamfered edges to aid jointing, there is a comprehensive range of fittings available which can simplify the process further.
These include knuckle bends, tees, couplers, reducers, adaptors, and more in a choice of 32, 40, and 50mm diameters to suit your push-fit waste system.
And as long as you go to a reputable supplier, you can trust that they’ll be priced competitively – meaning you won’t need to break the bank!
Purchase push-fit waste pipes and fittings online
If you’re interested in buying push-fit waste pipes and fittings, be sure to visit Build Plumb Plastics today.
Not only do they stock an extensive range of polypropylene pipes which provide high-impact strength and resistance to fatigue, but they also provide a complementary range of fittings – all at affordable prices.
By all means, scroll through the different category pages to learn more about the products they offer and identify the most suitable pipes and fittings for your push-fit waste system.
If you have any questions or need an expert opinion, BP Plastics will happily lend a hand.