Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the primer removes dirt and grease from the pipe as well as etches the pipe for the application of the solvent cement. Note: Pressure pipe larger than DN200 will require special gap filling solvent cement.
Yes, both types of fittings can be used; thrust blocks must be used when using ductile iron fittings.
Yes, these pipes must be supported at regular intervals and can be painted with acrylic based paint to reduce exposure to UV radiation.
No, PVC pipes are not suitable for use as compressed air lines. Polyethylene pipes can be used for these applications.
Tapping saddles can be used on PVC-U pipes, it is important not to use a tapping saddle within 600 mm of a join and if using multiple saddles, there must be 600 mm between saddles.
There is a range of ductile iron fittings for series 1 pipe, please Iplex sell a range of Crevet® Ductile Iron fittings for Series 1 pipe. For more information on this range refer to the Crevet Ductile Fittings section on of the website Learn More.