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K1 Domestic Gas
Frequently Asked Questions

Can Iplex composite gas pipe and fittings be used in ground?

Yes, as fittings are DR (dezincification resistant) brass.


Can Iplex K1™ composite gas pipe be used to connect directly to the gas meter?

Yes, providing any exposed pipe is lagged or sleeved as the pipe is not UV resistant. Iplex has a number of fittings available for such use.
 

Can Iplex composite gas pipe be chased in masonry walls and floors?

Yes, the pipe can be chased into masonry walls with no protection necessary.
 

Can Iplex composite gas pipe be embedded in concrete?

Yes, the pipe can be embedded in concrete but cannot contain any joints. Iplex recommends the pipe should be sleeved for best practice.
 

What warranty do I receive when I install Iplex K1™ composite gas system?

When installed and used correctly for its intended purpose, as specified in the current edition of AS/NZS 5601, National Gas Installation Code and the Iplex Pipelines Installation Guide, Iplex Pipelines warrants K1 against manufacturing defects for a period of 25 years from the date of manufacture. Refer to the Iplex K1Warranty Card for specific details (a copy can be downloaded from the Warranty section)
 

How close can Iplex K1™ composite pipe be to high heat sources such as heating appliances and flues from heating appliances?

Iplex K1 composite gas pipe should be kept at least 500mm from such heat sources.
 

What distance should pipe be from slow combustion type stoves?

Iplex K1 composite gas pipe should be kept at least 1500mm from such heat sources.
 

What distance should Iplex K1™ composite pipe be kept from recessed electric light fittings?

Iplex K1 composite gas pipe should be kept at least 300mm from such light fittings.
 

How close can Iplex K1™ composite pipe be to gas or central heating vents or flues?

No closer than 150mm.
 

Can Iplex K1™ composite pipe be used for the final connection?

No, however, with the use of transition fittings Iplex K1 composite pipe can be used to connect to copper or steel pipe.
 

What is the maximum working pressure of the Iplex K1™ system? 

70.00 kPa



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