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  1. Viper Gas

    Viper Gas Plumber GSR

    Hello All,

    A couple of years back I attended one of the phex exhibitions in Ally pally north London. There I came across a stand that were promoting flexible boiler pipe connections, flow, return, hot, cold, and gas.
    For the life of me I can not remember the product name of manufacturer.
    Has any one else come across this product?

    Cheers
    VP
     
  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Why would you need them?
     
  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Not sure manufacturers would let you use them as they do not like people connecting plastic to the boiler
     
  4. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Would look awfull would never use them.

    It would also promote DIY boiler changes not a good idea
     
  5. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    I know the pipes you are talking about.
    Stainless steel with M & F connectors.
    They can extend form 200mm to 600 mm.
    I had a brochure on them once but threw it because it was more expensive than using copper press fit fittings.
    They were being sold for quick and easy boiler changovers and the concertina effect of the tube you could bend it anyway to make it fit.

    You could then insulate it and no one would know it wasn't copper.

    I didn't like the product and canned them because of the price
     
  6. sammathias

    sammathias GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sounds rough.
     
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  7. Stigster

    Stigster Plumber

  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I don’t like them at all
     
  9. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    They been around for years. Use to see those used on baths when I was a wee apprentice
     
  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    So that was you???:p:p
     
  11. skoronesa

    skoronesa New Member

    Please don't say that. Us americans do not all use the flexible whips on our water heaters, and certainly not on boilers. They are marketed at the diy folks. Yes some cheap jerks looking to make a quick buck use them but the rest of us real plumbers are above that.

    For sink and toilet supplies we will use flexible lines, but those are smaller in diameter and thus stronger. They also don't see the same temperatures or flow rates.
     
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  12. cjg

    cjg Plumber

    Do what M l say full stop. No come back.
     
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