Additional Information on Waste Pipe systems and Fittings:
You can choose from EasyMerchant's Solvent Weld Waste, Push-fit Waste, or Mechanical Waste Systems. Available in white, black and grey and sizes 32, 40 and 50mm and suitable for any waste water applications.
If you're using Solvent Weld Pipes, we can also provide the cement you need to make a permanent join.
All of our fittings and pipes are made in the UK and backed by a British Kitemark certificate to prove their quality.
Water that comes out of your appliances flows through the waste pipes, be it a solvent weld, push-fit waste or mechanical. It then flows out into to the main soil stack, and from there it goes right into the underground drain.
In the event of a ground-floor sink, basin or appliance it could flow to a trapped gully that's connected to the drain.
The gully is usually fitted with a metallic or plastic grid to prevent debris and leaves from obstructing it and falling into the trap. The drain itself will likely then run to a pit, sewer or septic tank buried in your backyard.
Wastewater Originates From:
⦁ Washing machines
⦁ Showers and baths
All household appliances will be connected from the trap to the soil stack. The most commonly sold and installed variant is the solvent weld waste pipe fittings and pipes. This is because once installed; it provides the most robust - longest-lasting connection of all the different waste pipe fittings and variants.
The Different Types of Waste Systems Available Are:
⦁ 21.5mm: for overflows from boilers or cisterns.
⦁ 32mm: Found under low volume outlets and small hand basins.
⦁ 40mm: for kitchen sinks and bathroom waste pipe fittings.
⦁ 50mm: Usually found in industrial buildings, but can also be seen in residential houses.
⦁ 110mm: For sewer drains and plastic soil pipe.
As a guideline, you should stick to one system in your house and be consistent throughout - so, if you've got weld systems in your kitchen, it's a good idea to use weld systems in your bathroom too.
Compression fittings are, however, the only exception to the rule as they're universal. This means that they can be used on either solvent weld waste pipes (43mm external diameter), or push-fit waste pipes (40mm external diameter).
As the compression fittings are tightened, they'll secure the pipes using watertight rubber seals. These fittings are best for linking different pipes together.
The main disadvantage of these fittings is that they're bulky and expensive. It's ideal to go throughout the entire home with either solvent or push-fit systems and be consistent where possible.
Solvent pipes are not removable and adhesive. Push-fit pipes push together and are coated using a rubberised o-ring; these must pull apart very easily. Compression fit connections use a twist-lock link that must be un-tightened before they can be taken off.
Solvent weld pipe requires a slightly more intensive installation — for example, the push-fit system, which simply pushes together. The solvent waste pipe joints will require proper preparation and then for solvent cement to be applied and left to dry for 24 hours.
The mechanical or compression waste system offers the best of both worlds. It's easy to install and adjust and also provides a firm seal. However, the compression waste system does come at an added cost due to the additional parts required during manufacture.
Features and Benefits of EasyMerchant’s Waste Pipes and Fittings
⦁ Secure Joints and Easy Installation
Contractors enjoy the ease with which installations can be carried out with EasyMerchant’s waste systems and the increased productivity it provides. Additionally, no special tools are needed to establish joints and minimal training is needed. Solvent weld joints are also used for forming joints. This jointing technique has proven over the years to be secure, efficient and economical for the application.
⦁ Quality Assurance and Approvals
Property owners, contractors, engineers and specifiers alike can be certain knowing that EasyMerchant’s waste systems conform to the relevant SANS standards and bears the SABS mark. EasyMerchant’s dedication to safety and quality has all waste pipes and fittings made in an ISO9001: 2008 accredited facility.
⦁ Aesthetics and Performance
Easy Merchant’s waste systems are uPVC pipe solutions offer corrosion excellent flow rates and corrosion resistance. The systems are tough and provide resistance to impact. Consequently, failures and site breakages are reduced.
Moreover, the system is UV stabilised to stop oxidation and weathering in Southern Africa’s tough climate. A Complete installation is neat in appearance and provides decades of service-free use under normal operating conditions.
The Reasons Why You Should Choose EasyMerchant’s Products
⦁ Our Clients Are Our Biggest Asset
We value all our clients and do everything possible to make sure they are content. We hope to have you as a client soon and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you’ve any burning questions.
⦁ Big Enough to Cope, and Small Enough to Care
We are among the UK's leading company providing high quality builder supplies at wholesale prices. Even better, we're able to build close client relationships and respond proactively to your individual needs.
⦁ Competitively Priced Quality Products
We're very competitively priced in our industry, and frequently check our competitor's prices to make sure we're always providing expert service for the best price possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Waste pipes and Fittings
⦁ What is the right fall for waste pipes?
Well, waste pipes have to be sloped to a maximum of three inches for every foot or a minimum of quarter inch for every foot.
⦁ How long can toilet waste pipes be?
Have it Installed within 6 feet of the main soil stack in your house, if possible.
⦁ Should expansion on waste pipes be allowed?
Yes, expansion couplings ought to be fitted at every 1.8 metre centres
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What size drill core for a 40mm waste system?
It's usually a good idea to use a 50mm drill core for a 40mm system - as this allows for a small amount of movement and the slight difference in size as pipes enter the hole at an angle.
How to unblock waste piping?
There are plenty of unblocker products available on the market - but sometimes, waste pipes need a mechanical solution, rather than a chemical one! Plungers do an excellent job of forcing water and air back and forward around any blockage, often unseating it and allowing it to break down and run away with the water - small drain rods do a similar job. If you've tried a plunger or rods and you're not having any luck with unblockers, it might be time to call a professional.
What size pipe for shower waste?
A shower requires a 40mm waste system.
What size waste piping for bath?
You should use a 40mm pipe for your bath - and a 32mm pipe for hand basins.
What size waste pipes for washing machine?
You'll need a 40mm pipe for washing machine waste.
How to fix leaking waste pipes?
You've got a range of options if your pipes are leaking. First, you should check all your connections to make sure something hasn't simply come loose. Assuming it hasn't, you can use a self-amalgamating sealant tape, a sealant liquid, or an epoxy paste. In some cases, if a pipe is damaged beyond repair, you may simply need to cut the section out and replace it.