Buying Pipes: 10 Important Things You Must Know
Like it or not if you are building something that needs plumbing buying pipes is essential!!!
People’s dream particularly in Nepal that they have their own house and most people prefer to build it themselves since there is very little apartment culture or colony. So if want to build a house for yourself and your family spending your years of life savings then please pay attention to plumbing and know a few things before buying pipes so that you do not regret it later. So let’s know a few things about buying pipes.
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At first, clearly listen to the guy who is coming to do your plumbing so that you get it right the first time about the pipe you are about to buy. There are 4 types of plastic pipe available for household use and they are:
a) HDPE Pipe:
HDPE Pipes are probably the most used and favored one amongst all the plastic pipes. This plastic pipe in Nepal serves many applications like irrigation, water, mains, gas mains, sewer mains, drainage pipes, electrical and communications conduit and many more.
b) PVC Pipe:
PVC pipes are the most commonly used plastic pipe in Nepal. From drinking water to the drainage system to advanced fire-sprinkler system, PVC pipes are widely used. This pipe is very safe for the transportation of drinking water as they have a high degree of inertness and resistance to corrosion.
c) PPR Pipe:
PPR pipe is yet another popular choice for plastic pipes in Nepal. They are also considered the most reliable plastic pipe in plumbing and water supply plants because of their chemical features and fusion welding that ensures plumbing has a perfect seal-tight system. Further, the pipe can be used as both cold and hot water pipes.
d) CPVC Pipe:
CPVC pipes have long-term reliability, are lightweight, resistant to corrosion, noise and water hammer resistance, and many other features. It can be used for both hot and cold water plumbing distribution for residential as well as commercial purposes.
Look at these pipes and ask your plumber correctly what is needed before you go off to buy pipes. For details.
Different companies have different prices reputed companies whose quality of the product can be assured because of NS standard will slightly cost more but they are worth it since most of us build our house once in our lifetime. If you want to see the prices of pipes before buying see details.
In order to avoid the mistake of buying the wrong quantity or the length of pipe that you may need during the construction plz make sure with your plumber about the length and no of pipes that you are going to need for the required work.
In Nepal NS standard defines the quality of construction products and hardware. So before buying pipes it is essential that that you check the stamp of NS standard on it to be assured of quality before buying it.
It is essential to buy the correct adjustment for the pipes needed for the plumbing which is going to start and stop the flow of water from tanks and reservoirs, separate the hot and cold water, and diverge the water coming from two different tanks and so on. So buy the correct one along with the pipes and be pre-informed about them as well.
While buying pipes it is important you buy the connectors like a nipple, elbow, and T both male and female which are very essential to the plumbing as well. Without these and the correct ones, your work will be stooped in middle.
Pipes are heavy and burdensome things, to begin with so while buying them plz confirm with the hardware store or the dealer about the means of transportation to take them to their destination. Usually when doing major construction contractors will bring it with them but sometimes you have to bring it yourself so be prepared about it.
8. Heating Apparatus:
In Nepal, there is no centralized heating system that is going to heat your water and keep your house warm. So people have to buy heating apparatus like a gas geyser and solar to keep the water warm during the winter season. So it is essential to buy the pipes that are compatible with these heating apparatus and do not get damaged or leak after being bought into use.
9. Inside Diameter:
It is important to know the inside diameter of the pipe whether it is 1/2 inch, 1 inch or even 2 inches so that it is compatible with the required in the construction.
10. Plumber Skill:
While almost nonexistent but the skill and the attitude of the plumber also needs to be confirmed before buying pipes otherwise it poses various problems including overcharging for services.
Conclusion: Is Buying Pipes Really Important:
Ask these questions to the plumber on the job or the man who is spending his lifetime earnings on building the house they will definitely tell that it is important