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PostHeaderIcon Install Plastic Pipes In Your Home

Install Plastic PipesAre you about to install plastic pipes in your home? Well, installation of PVC pipes is no rocket science and you would just need your basic DIY skills and little patience to go on successfully with the job. Here are some tips that would guide you in effective installation of plastic pipes in your home.

First of all, you have to strap the pipe horizontally, every 4 inches & minimum once in between the ceiling and floor vertically. Now, use the support hooks to hold pipes slightly off of wood. You must know that the PVC pipes tend to expand & contract & thus if it gets fastened too tight against frame it could lead to disturbing squeaking and popping noises.

The experts always warn not to use too much of cement for the pipes and the glue should be applied sparingly in pipe fitting. In case you have got excessive glue in fitting while pushing the pipe the glue would get pushed into joint as well, resulting in complete failure. Thus, be careful & easy with the glue part.
Always use copper or brass adaptors with PVC pipes & avoid the plastic options. Besides, the seasoned plumbers always advise to avoid the plastic valves as well. The plastic valves are actually prone to cause leakage in future. Only take to the authentic brass valves for adapters.

Then, never ever run the PVC pipes closer to any sort of heat sources in your home, such as flue vents or the can lights. The general rule is to fit the pipe minimum 12 inches away from the heat sources. Finally, you have to assure that pipe dope & other chemicals in contact with your piping are accredited & listed completely safe for the PVC pipes. It’s because the unlisted chemicals might bring in damaging effects for your pipe leading to a complete breakdown of the system shortly.

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