What size is blue mains water pipe?

What size is blue mains water pipe?

Blue Mains Water Pipe We stock; 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 50mm and 63mm. The size relates to the outside diameter of the pipe.

What are blue water pipes called?

Polybutylene pipes
Polybutylene pipes can be the trademark blue color, but they can also be black or gray. If your water main pipe is blue, black, or gray plastic, you may have polybutylene. These pipes were often paired with copper connectors. Look for the letters “PB” or “QEST” printed on the pipes.

What is the standard size water supply line?

3/4 inches
The main pipes, which come off the main water supply, typically measure 3/4 inches in diameter. The branch lines, which feed individual fixtures, typically measure 1/2 inch in diameter.

What does a blue pipe mean?

Blue pipes are used for potable or drinking water. Green pipes are sewer and drain lines. “The flags mark the location of underground utilities and, by the color, tell construction and excavation workers what the pipes below are carrying.”

What is blue water pipe made from?

Blue water pipe is made from Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE). Previously, MDPE was known as alkathene. Blue MDPE water pipe has been WRAS approved for drinking water use in the UK.

Can you use push fit on mains water?

Connecting water to the mains MDPE is the most common material used for robust, heavy-duty requirements, making our MDPE push fit fittings perfect for underground trenches and connecting mains water supplies to homes.

Do I need inserts for MDPE?

The MDPE pipe needs to be cut squarely and cleanly, this can be done using a hacksaw but for a neater cut a dedicated plastic pipe cutter should be used. These fittings are quite unique in the fact that they do not require the use of a pipe insert.

What are the different types of fitting?

There are many different kinds of fittings, made from a variety of materials: some of the most common types are elbows, tees, wyes, crosses, couplings, unions, compression fittings, caps, plugs and valves.

When to use blue MDPE water supply pipe?

Large coils maybe subject to extended lead-times. Blue MDPE water supply pipe is used for connections between the distribution mains to individual properties and for above ground services if the pipes are installed within protective ducts. Blue MDPE should not be used for the conveyance of gases, oil, petrol,…

How big is MDPE water pipe and fittings?

Build Plumb Plastics supply PE80 MDPE water pipe (Alkathene) in diameters including 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm and 63mm, in coil lengths of 25m, 50m, 100m and 150mtrs. Our pipe and fittings are WRAS approved and conform to BS EN 12201. We stock MDPE in blue, black and yellow.

What makes Blue brute PVC fittings so good?

Blue Brute® systems are immune to corrosion from aggressive soils and galvanic action. A thicker bell that results in a more robust fitting. Fittings labeled with the O.D. for easy identification and restraint selection.

Which is tougher blue brute or sdr18 pipe?

Blue Brute fittings are injection molded and are even tougher than the pipe. Injection molded Blue Brute fittings have a wall thickness 125% larger than SDR18 pipe, and custom-made fabricated fittings are wrapped with a tough layer of fiberglass for extra protection.

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