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Discuss Plastic Piping. tails to taps.. how to tell which brand in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. scrumfled

    scrumfled New Member

    So, my last foray into plumbing was back in the days of copper pipe, gas torches and solder.

    t'other half has bought some shiny new bath taps and they're 'easy to fit' *cough*.

    looking under the bath, theres two 15mm plastic pipes, which have been bodged by the previous owner onto some copper tails from the tap. Before I go down the road of sourcing new flexible tails with push fittings, how do you tell the difference in the pipes (eg is it speedfit or hep20?).
  2. joni os

    joni os Plumber

    Usually can see writing somewhere on pipe, but fittings are interchangeable,except inserts, that are best matched to pipe. Don't use inserts with external rubber seal under a compression fitting.
  3. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    As above, the insert is the important bit, if the insert is a slightly tight fit then you're golden :)
    Get a few different brands of inserts from a merchants and see which one is the best fit. I know that JG inserts won't go in hep20 and hep20 inserts are too loose in JG. (Or it could be the other way round)