Additional Information on Waste Pipes and Fittings:
You can choose from EasyMerchant's Solvent Waste pipe, Push-fit Waste pipe, or Mechanical Waste pipe Systems. Available in white, black and grey and sizes 32, 40 and 50mm.
All of our fittings and waste pipe 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, push-fit 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 waste pipe system. This is because once installed; it provides the most robust - longest-lasting connection of all the different waste pipe variants.
The Different Types of Waste Pipe 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.
⦁ 50mm: Usually found in industrial buildings, but can also be seen in residential houses.
⦁ 110mm: For sewer drains and soil pipe.
As a guideline, you should stick to one system in your house and be consistent throughout.
Compression fittings are, however, the only exception to the rule as they're universal. This means that they can be used on either solvent 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 waste pipe require 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 pipe 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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