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Why plumbers should use Push Fit MDPE fittings

In the UK, the average person uses 150 litres of water every day – whether it be to shower, bathe, wash, drink, or for laundry. So it’s no surprise we’re quick to pick up the phone and dial a plumber when water stops!

Losing water is not only an inconvenience but can also equate to a costly repair bill, which is why plumbers need to use the appropriate water pipes and fittings to prevent such issues.

Medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) pipe fittings are a fantastic alternative to traditional fittings, like compression fittings, and can reduce plumbing problems. However, they are often overlooked.

Here the team at Total Pipeline Systems explain why plumbers should make push fit MDPE fittings their no.1 choice for jobs.

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5 great reasons to use push fit MDPE fittings


1.Peace of mind

When pipes burst or underground leaks cause problems, you need a plumber to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. And a plumber who uses push fit fittings that are made from robust MDPE is more likely to have a positive reputation with their customers. They will be able to resolve the issue efficiently and prevent the risk of problems reoccurring further down the line.

On top of this, MDPE pipe fittings assure a leak-proof seal, so homeowners can trust that they are constructed to the highest quality and meet stringent British standards and WRAS approval.

2.No specialist tools needed

Fittings need some ‘give’ to accommodate the movement of the earth, as well as settlement and heave, and need to be able to rotate when they are laid into the ground and buried. Compression fittings don’t allow for this and they also require various components to provide a secure connection.

Whilst compression fittings are assembled one piece at a time, and require 3 compression nuts, 3 seals, and 3 compressive elements – the push fit MDPE fittings don’t need any special tools and are fully demountable.

3.Connecting water to the mains

Some plumbing jobs are less complicated than others and fixing pipework is not as easy as fixing a leaking tap. Repairing pipework can be costly and time-consuming, to say the least, and installers must use the right pipe fitting materials.

MDPE is the most common material used for robust, heavy-duty requirements, making our MDPE push fit fittings perfect for underground trenches and connecting mains water supplies to homes.

4.Ease of maintenance and servicing

Arguably, one of the biggest benefits of using MDPE push fit fittings is that they are super simple to install – requiring minimal downtime.

MDPE pipe fittings have built-in seals that make the process of connecting pipes much easier, whilst ensuring the interior of the pipe isn’t exposed to contamination. What’s more, plumbers can quickly dismantle water pipes and fittings for maintenance, servicing, and alterations, and reassemble them in no time.

5.Extensive choice available

Underground leaks can be troublesome for the most experienced plumber. Wet weather can make trenches too muddy for compression fittings to be installed safely and, depending on human judgement, they may be too tight or not tight enough.

MDPE fittings are perfect for confined and awkward spaces. And the good news is, there is a vast range to choose from – making it easy for plumbers to source the ideal fitting.

Invest in MDPE pipe fittings today!

Ranging from the Plasson pushfit coupler 1001, Plasson pushfit female threaded tee 1014, and Plasson pushfit stop tap 0341 to the male and female elbow fittings and adapters, we supply everything a plumber needs to improve the function of pipe systems here at Total Pipes.

We strive to provide our customers with the best quality items and utilities and keep our prices competitive to ensure we offer the best value for money. That’s why all our push fit MDPE pipe fittings are manufactured by Plasson and we have a variety of parts and sizes to choose from.

If you’d like to find out more about the MDPE push fit fittings, you’re welcome to get in touch with us at any time. Simply give us a call on 01254 382 000, email or complete the enquiry form below, and we’ll get back to you.