To make it easier for you to better know which pipe you really need, here are some tips on choosing the plumbing in your home, to facilitate the assembly of your pipe fabricatiors.
Make sure you recognize the types of pipes
As mentioned in the initial paragraph, the type of pipe that is now widely used is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PE (polyethylene). This type of PVC pipe is also referred to as a white pipe. The basic ingredients use plastic with a shape that tends to stiff and hard. This type of pipe is commonly seen in homes as a channel for the discharge of water from the roof of the house. By size, PVC pipe is generally sold with a minimum length of 4 meters, and generally, this type of pipe will require a connection.
This type of PE pipe is different from PVC pipe because this type of pipe is much more elastic and can be rolled. Black and a yellow pipe are sold in long rolls, so it does not require many fittings. PE pipes themselves are used for drains or direct drinking water pipes.
Also, understand about pipe specifications
We know that the brand of pipe in Indonesia has many, and each brand has different qualities. To make it easier to assess the quality of the pipe, try pressing the pipe to the inside of the pipe to meet each other. If no part is split or broken, then the pipe is of good quality for you to use.
If you need to be able to run the water with a high enough pressure, such as pipes for the pump is, of course, the type of pipe to be used must have different specifications. And the required pipe is the type of AW pipe because this pipe has a thickness that is much larger than other pipes.
And for hot water channels, such as for the use of water heater then the specifications of the pipe will also be different. The specification of the pipe must be adjusted with the water heater. For that, be sure to choose a pipe that is able to withstand the hot water generated by the water heater. There are 3 types of pipes for this need, you can choose between PERT, PEX, and PPR.
Select pipe according to size and also requirement
Types of pipes that function differently, the required size will also be different as well. For the use of clean water channels usually, have a larger size compared to pipes for sewerage. Generally, clean water pipe will have a diameter of 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches.
For the needs as a sewer, there are many sizes commonly sold on the market, ranging from 2 inches, 3 inches, and 4 inches. Its function also of any size is also different for rainwater channels, disposal from the bathroom and laundry, even as a channel for sewage from the toilet.
Do not forget about fittings and adhesives
make sure you have set up equipment and gluing. For pipe fittings or connections, make sure to select the one that suits your needs and adjust the pipe size you choose. And at the time of fitting, you will do the cutting process to ensure every length of pipe as needed. As for the adhesive, usually, in the market, there are 2 types of ordinary adhesive or solvent cement. For those of you who are still confused for fittings and adhesives, have many tips articles cut and connect PVC pipe that can be accessed by you.
The usual adhesive drying process usually takes 1-2 hours, and for the strength of its own connection depends on the adhesive or adhesive material. Solvent cement, drying process will take longer about 6-24 hours to be able to unite the connection/fitting with the pipe. But this length will make the connection will become stronger and longer lasting.