Tip 1: How to warm plastic pipes

Water pipes can freeze under the foundation at home or in the soil, if they are laid deep enough, and that if they are not sufficiently insulated basement.Keep in mind that the metal-plastic pipes can not warm a blowtorch.In this situation, use other methods.
Find a place of freezing water supply system.Examine pipe in the basement at the entrance to the house.Feel them.In the place of freezing cold they are.
Wrap the pipe with a cloth where it was frozen.Open the taps in the house.Prepare the hot water.If the home is no water storage, you can melt snow for these purposes.
Pour cool water pipe first, then hot, gradually increasing the temperature to avoid damage to the water supply system.
Leave taps open running water for a few hours, I went to all the ice.Insulate the pipe in the basement to avoid freezing the next.
If metal and plastic pipe cold running water under the foundation or in the soil, they can warm up, using the barrel, home oxyg
en pump and hose.Pour hot water into the barrel, heated it with a blowtorch or other means, such as a fire.
Stick hose into the water pipe until it contacts the ice.Turn on the tap, put on a rubber hose and place it in a barrel or bucket under the faucet substitute if you can not put the barrel near the crane.
Turn on the pump and pumped hot water from the barrel into the pipe while propihivaya hose inside as the thawing of ice jams.From time to time turn it off and drain the water from the bucket into the barrel.
Turn off the pump and remove the hose from the pipe , when the ice will break the cork, and the water from it will whip under pressure.
If possible, apply for warming-plastic pipe special equipment: the hydrodynamic machine or a steam generator.On heating pipes hydrodynamic machine stick one end of the hose into the pipe and just turn on the setting.The pressure generated by the hydrodynamic machine, will break the ice.
When using the steam pipe was heated with steam.If you want to unfreeze the water in this way, prepare a thick-walled pipe with a diameter of 500 mm.Welded thereto manometer and a safety valve which is adjusted to three atmospheres of pressure.Water for steam heat in a barrel.Use the steam generator must be in accordance with the instructions for its use.

Tip 2: How to install plastic pipes

use of plastic pipes for mounting intrahouse utilities has several advantages.Plastic cheaper metal, does not corrode, is not afraid to fluctuations in temperature and other aggressive external influences.Plastic communication to ensure rational use of natural resources, have a longer lifespan.
How to install plastic pipes
you need
  • - a wooden or rubber mallet;
  • - caps;
  • - benders;
  • - cutters;
  • - a special attachment.
before installing the pipes, determine the temperature of the air in the room.Installation work must be carried out at a temperature more than 10 degrees above zero.If the bay metal pipes were transported in sub-zero temperatures, soak them for a day in a warm room.Only then proceed with the promotion.
Cut the pipe with special cutters at an angle of 90 degrees.Calibrate (align) the circle mark the place where it will be connected to fitting.Put on the section marked fitting and secure it.Metal pipes are flexible, so for mounting additional components (connecting corners or knee) is not required.Installation of a press-fitting is performed using special equipment for metal-soldering.
Secure finished pipe by means of special fasteners so that the pipe can move freely in the direction of its axis.With horizontal mounting method of laying pipes should be installed every 50 cm pipe for vertical mounting - every meter.
Secure valves and manifolds which are equipped with utilities.Use the self-contained fixed mounting that prevents additional load on tap water or heating system in use.
Before use, check the pipeline for leaks.
When installing piping, use only certified plastic pipes that comply with the applicable standards in Russia.Try to install only those fittings that fit the type of pipe.It is preferable to buy them in a set with metal-coves.
Helpful Hint
When installing plastic pipes in one area there was a fracture or a flattening of the pipe, it can be gently straighten out a rubber or wooden mallet.To twist the pipe is not under stress, it is desirable to close the free ends of the special caps.
  • assembling plastic pipes