Since their introduction in the 1930s, the popularity of plastic pipes has kept on growing. The pipes are usually easy to install and prevent some of the plumbing problems that are common with metal pipes.
The most common plastic pipes used in current times are: cross-linked polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and chlorinated polyvinyl chlorine pipes.
Cross-linked polyethylene pipes are one of the most popular pipes used in current times and they are usually installed in place of copper pipes. In most cases they are installed to deliver both hot and cold water. They are also popular choices for appliances such as boilers.
The material is well known for its flexibility, low cost, ease of fitting and ability to maintain water pressure. The pipes are available in many colors such as red, blue, and white. Red pipes are used for hot water while blue pipes are used for cold water.
Polyvinyl chloride is a white or grey pipe that is usually used for high-pressure water. In most cases, the pipes are used for the main supply line into the house.
The pipes are not very flexible which makes them less appropriate for smaller spaces. Although, the pipes are meant for high-pressure water, they usually warp at high temperatures above 140 degrees thus they are inapplicable for kitchen drains where they can easily be damaged by hot water from cooking or dishwasher.
Chlorinated polyvinyl chlorides are usually polyvinyl pipes treated with chlorine. These pipes are usually more easily shaped and flexible than the polyvinyl and they can also stand up to higher temperatures and pressures.
Due to these properties, the pipes are ideal for industrial applications; however, they can also be used to carry residential drinking water. Although, the pipes are flexible, they easily crack if frozen thus they shouldn’t be used underground.
When planning of installing the pipes in your home you should be very careful. This is because you can meet some Toronto plumbers who don’t know the pros and cons of each of the pipes thus install the wrong pipes.
Worse yet, you can meet some plumbers who might advise you to compromise long-term effectiveness of the pipes for short term cost savings and as a result think that you have got a good deal on your plumbing installation but in real sense you will have made great mistakes.
To be on the safe side you should do plenty of research. If you have friends who have installed the pipes before, you should talk to them and ask them to refer you to the some of the best plumbers that they know of.
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