A simple and easy way of connecting pipes. This is a plastic connection into which the pipe is pushed. Inside the connection the pipe is held securely by a grab-ring. Inserts (see below) should be used when connecting plastic pipes. The plastic connection can be unscrewed and the joint taken apart with a demounting tool.
This form of connection works on the same principle as the metal compression joint with two main differences. Firstly the connection is made of plastic and secondly it has a rubber seal instead of an olive. Plastic compression joints should only be hand-tightened.
An elbow is used to change the direction of the pipe run. Elbows are available with a 45° and a 90° angle.
These fittings connect pipes of different sizes.
A variation of the Tee used to join a smaller pipe at a right angle to a larger pipe.
Flexible connectors eliminate the need to accurately measure and cut rigid pipes. These are particularly useful for making connections to rigid pipes in awkward areas or where the pipes are misaligned.
This is a particularly shallow trap, designed to fit under bathtubs.
This is used where there may be restricted space, for example under washbasins.
To take wastewater away horizontally a 'P' trap will have to be fitted.
The telescopic trap has an extended down pipe from the waste outlet to move the trap further below a washbasin. This style is particularly useful if the basin is installed within an enclosed space such as a cupboard.
Toilets have in-built traps called 'U' bends which are much larger than usual traps.
Pipe collars are rings supplied in two halves that neatly snap together around a pipe. They are used specifically to provide a finish to pipes going through walls and floors.
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