common practice to use plastic pipes & push on joints new Extenstion

I'm having a new extention built which will include an ensuite and a new combination boiler.
I have noted that the builder has used plastic pipes connecting to some copper pipes using push on connectors, also some plastic pipes are reccessed into the brickwork and will be used for a radiator. Is this now common practice? In my day it was all copper pipe. Will these pushon's withstand water pressure?

Any advise appreciated?

So you are selling doors in Canada?  Not a lot of radiator questions in the Philippines.

'Tubig' pressure????  My standard 'Tubig' bill is always 180 peso's/mth for a max of 10m3 (& we don't even get that!!!).

Cheers

bebelynaccessdoors :

I'm having a new extention built which will include an ensuite and a new combination boiler.
I have noted that the builder has used plastic pipes connecting to some copper pipes using push on connectors, also some plastic pipes are reccessed into the brickwork and will be used for a radiator. Is this now common practice? In my day it was all copper pipe. Will these pushon's withstand water pressure?

Any advise appreciated?

That is a question for your contractor, personally I don't like plastic "anything". Specify copper throughout if you got the money.

bebelynaccessdoors :

I'm having a new extention built which will include an ensuite and a new combination boiler.
I have noted that the builder has used plastic pipes connecting to some copper pipes using push on connectors, also some plastic pipes are reccessed into the brickwork and will be used for a radiator. Is this now common practice? In my day it was all copper pipe. Will these pushon's withstand water pressure?

Any advise appreciated?

Hi and welcome to this forum, hope you get your answers and then some. Firstly is your house and the new extension on the highest peak of Baguio? Perhaps some other place that requires a radiator? Most here only consider cooling. A/C. To each their own.

As a licensed and qualified plumber in Oz for 30 odd years I hear your negatives towards plastics and the misnomers that go with that. Every thing in a wall these days in Oz is plastic and guaranteed for some 50 years.
In PH. that can be quite different, there are rules and unfollowed regulations within the building code/s/s/s that are oft times not followed to save money, welcome to the Philippines.

In our house in Tamacalao all the water pipes are the cheap blue plastic/basic Filipino including within the walls of the 2 bathrooms, kitchen and laundry as well as the taps around the property. No problems yet as our pressure pump from the deep well is set at 35 Psi.
The extensions that we do will be done with the white HP pipes at triple the cost but cheaper than copper tube and fittings/longivity.
Externally, where you can access your blue water pipes is easy.

Cheers, Steve.

bigpearl :
bebelynaccessdoors :

I'm having a new extention built which will include an ensuite and a new combination boiler.
I have noted that the builder has used plastic pipes connecting to some copper pipes using push on connectors, also some plastic pipes are reccessed into the brickwork and will be used for a radiator. Is this now common practice? In my day it was all copper pipe. Will these pushon's withstand water pressure?

Any advise appreciated?

Firstly is your house and the new extension on the highest peak of Baguio? Perhaps some other place that requires a radiator? Most here only consider cooling. A/C. To each their own.

She lives in Hamilton, Canada, wants to move to Hamilton, Canada according to her profile.  Perhaps moving to a better neighborhood?

mugtech :
bigpearl :
bebelynaccessdoors :

I'm having a new extention built which will include an ensuite and a new combination boiler.
I have noted that the builder has used plastic pipes connecting to some copper pipes using push on connectors, also some plastic pipes are reccessed into the brickwork and will be used for a radiator. Is this now common practice? In my day it was all copper pipe. Will these pushon's withstand water pressure?

Any advise appreciated?

Firstly is your house and the new extension on the highest peak of Baguio? Perhaps some other place that requires a radiator? Most here only consider cooling. A/C. To each their own.

She lives in Hamilton, Canada, wants to move to Hamilton, Canada according to her profile.  Perhaps moving to a better neighborhood?

Well silly me, I thought this was a forum for expats in the Philippines but a mixed kettle it appears from one extreme to the next. My bad for the conclusion but have to wonder why "bebelynaccessdoors" would post such a question on this, a predominantly tropical site/climate. To the OP perhaps this should be posted on a site with a colder climate and where local knowledge will dictate copper, PE or what ever is the flavour of the country concerned.

Another waste of time it appears. Groan.

Cheers, Steve.

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