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By REDSAW
#5061
personaly not a plasticfantastic speedyfitfitter but,
today i used some on a ceiling flood lol

i would only use compression in that circumstance as i wouldnt want anything to bite me later down the line.
ater saying what you questioning let me ask you: would you use the cheaper pushfits instead?
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By Best
#5063
REDSAW wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 8:28 pm
personaly not a plasticfantastic speedyfitfitter but,
today i used some on a ceiling flood lol

i would only use compression in that circumstance as i wouldnt want anything to bite me later down the line.
ater saying what you questioning let me ask you: would you use the cheaper pushfits instead?
Not a plastic user myself, but compression could get moved and cause a hidden weep on copper pipes to a radiator, on the event of the rad being removed for decorating for example.
I was thinking where soldering is a high risk of fire and pipes are below boards on ground floors, then push fit not a bad choice.
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By REDSAW
#5064
Best wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 10:11 pm
REDSAW wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 8:28 pm
personaly not a plasticfantastic speedyfitfitter but,
today i used some on a ceiling flood lol

i would only use compression in that circumstance as i wouldnt want anything to bite me later down the line.
ater saying what you questioning let me ask you: would you use the cheaper pushfits instead?
Not a plastic user myself, but compression could get moved and cause a hidden weep on copper pipes to a radiator, on the event of the rad being removed for decorating for example.
I was thinking where soldering is a high risk of fire and pipes are below boards on ground floors, then push fit not a bad choice.
i certainly wouldnt rate pushfit above compression with paste myself. it just gives cause to the house owner slating for using 'cheap plastic' seen and heard that before!
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By Best
#5065
REDSAW wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Best wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 10:11 pm
REDSAW wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 8:28 pm
personaly not a plasticfantastic speedyfitfitter but,
today i used some on a ceiling flood lol

i would only use compression in that circumstance as i wouldnt want anything to bite me later down the line.
ater saying what you questioning let me ask you: would you use the cheaper pushfits instead?
Not a plastic user myself, but compression could get moved and cause a hidden weep on copper pipes to a radiator, on the event of the rad being removed for decorating for example.
I was thinking where soldering is a high risk of fire and pipes are below boards on ground floors, then push fit not a bad choice.
i certainly wouldnt rate pushfit above compression with paste myself. it just gives cause to the house owner slating for using 'cheap plastic' seen and heard that before!
I do think the same.
The only thing I would say in favour of plastic push fittings is -
When you move a pipe and it turns, obviously because it is joined somewhere to a plastic fitting, you can be confident it won’t leak.
Joining radiator pipes onto brass fittings is vulnerable to the pipes getting moved If rad taken off later.
I hate all plastic plumbing though
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