About plastic coated copper pipe and what they are for
Plastic coated copper pipe and what is it use for information. Martin Smith an emergency plumber explains the 7 most related answers to what you may be looking for.
- What is Plastic Coated Copper Pipe?
- What’s Plastic Coated Copper Pipe used for?
- How much does it cost to buy pipe with plastic over it?
- Where can I buy copper pipe with plastic coated surrounding it?
- What size can I buy plastic copper pipe?
- What colours do Plastic Coated Copper Tubes come in?
- What type of fitting can I use on Plastic Coated Copper tubing?
What is Plastic Coated Copper Pipe
Plastic coated copper pipe is a pipe covered in Polyethylene and is used in a lot of different areas.
What’s Plastic Coated Copper Pipe used for
The plastic coated copper tubing is used in rough places and places where the pipes have been colour coded. This may be found behind plaster walls, under concrete and in similar places.
How much does it cost to buy pipe with plastic over it
At current the plastic copper coated pipe is not too expensive and is fairly similar to copper but just a little bit more expensive depending where you buy this from. Expect to pay about 25% more than the price of copper.
Where can I buy copper pipe with plastic coated surrounding it
You can buy plastic coated pipe from the Bes Web Site, Screwfix, PlumbNation and PlumbBase.
What size can I buy plastic copper pipe
The size you can buy plastic copper pipe is 10mm, 15mm, 22mm and 28mm.
What colours do Plastic Coated Copper Tubes come in
The colours of these pipe are Blue for Cold Water, Red for Hot water, Yellow for Natural Gas and LPG, White for Oil and other uses. You can buy the pipes in other colours and may differ in colour to manufactures instructions but is only used in more complicated constructions.
What type of fitting can I use on Plastic Coated Copper tubing
Here are where the mistake happen when using plastic coated copper tubing. When working on this type of pipe you will need to slice back the plastic like you would a banana. Once the plastic is pealed back at 100mm, you may need to tape it to the pipe well the work is to be done. Use a sweated joint and solder together. Clean the pipe and place back the plastic. The plastic pipe is to be carefully wrapped using adhesive polythene or PVC waterproof tap. You can buy the PVC water proof tape from any good DIY store and is sometimes known as Gaffer Duct Tape.