Everything You Need To Know About Pipe Installation

The installation of pipes is a fundamental part that we have all been through when we decided to reform our home or when we built it from scratch. Having a proper pipe installation will allow us to enjoy basic services in our homes, such as water, gas, and heating.

What types of pipes exist?

In the market, you will find many types of pipes and all the prices you can imagine. However, before buying, you must consider what your pipe installation will be and the conditions to which they will be exposed.

Once you determine the environmental factors that may affect the installation of your pipes, you can start choosing the tube you want to use. In this way, you can acquire the ideal materials for your pipe installation.

PVC pipe

This type of pipe is one of the best known in the market. It is easy to transport, and it is resistant to rust, oils, and thanks to its internal finish, there is little chance of fouling.

This pipe is designed for reinforced PVC, and it is designed for cold water installations, being mainly used in the pool. Its use is also given for the evacuation of wastewater.

Polyethylene (PE) pipes:

The use of these pipes is usually given in garden facilities since their material is especially resistant to burial. It is the type of pipe used by water suppliers (such as the Canal de Isabel II in Madrid) in the connections to homes, warehouses, or companies and blocks of communities of owners.

Polypropylene tube (PP or PPR):

If you are interested in the polypropylene tube to make your installation, you should know that it is light and heat resistant. This type of tube is usually used for air conditioning installations. Cross-linked polypropylene (PPR) is commonly used for its good results in sanitary hot water and cold water installations (ACS and AFS).

Copper tubing:

This type of tube is the best known and the one that has more uses to make a pipe installation. The copper pipes are used to supply cold water and sanitary hot, gas, heating, and cooling. Apart from having many uses, copper pipes are malleable and resist high freezing pressures.

Steel pipe:

This material is characterized by being easy to work and having an affordable price. It is usually used in the installation of pipes for heating and gas. However, the steel tubes are very weak in the face of corrosion, which increases the possibility that the material will be destroyed or that there is an incrustation in the pipe.

Casing Pipe:

Unlike the steel tube, this pipe has high corrosion resistance. In addition, it resists fire and hot water regardless of whether it is acidic or basic and has low noise propagation. But, it is very fragile and rough inside.

Therefore, it is used in drainage ventilation networks, in sewage drains, in sinks, and in boilers.

Types of pipe installation

As we mentioned earlier, there are different types of pipe installation that will depend on the use we are going to give it. If you do not know much about the subject, it is best to hire a Redshaw Plumbing & Drainage professional plumbing service to perform the installation of pipes that your home requires.