Copper as a material has long been trusted in the plumbing industry for its durability and reliability. Judging by the popularity of one of the most recent innovations in pipe fittings, Copper Press Fittings, this isn't about to end anytime soon. While other types of fittings also have their merits, copper press fittings offer unique advantages that can make your work more efficient and safe. When combined with the press fit technology, you get copper press fittings that offer a blend of tradition and innovation.
Here's why you should consider incorporating them into your next project, courtesy of PlumbHQ:
Ease of Installation
One of the most significant advantages of copper press fittings is the ease of installation. Unlike other methods that may require a number of different tools and techniques, with Press Fit Copper Fittings, all you need is a press tool. In a very straightforward process, this tool will crimp the fittings onto the pipe, reducing the time spent on each job significantly.
Traditional plumbing techniques can require heat to create a secure seal. Not only does this extend the installation time, but it also introduces an element of risk. With copper press fittings, you can forget about all of that. The fittings are designed to form a perfect seal without heat, making the installation process quicker and much safer. This is particularly beneficial in environments where safety is a top concern, such as heat-free construction sites.
Not Just for the Pros
Whether you're working on a small domestic project or a large-scale commercial build, copper press fittings are up to the task. Their versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, from residential homes to industrial complexes. However, it's worth noting that while these fittings are incredibly user-friendly, the cost of the tooling is much more than for other types of pipe fittings. In this way, they're not really suited for DIY. Their performance is best realised when used by professionals.
Copper on Copper: A Match Made in Heaven
These Copper Press Fittings are designed to work seamlessly with standard BS EN 1057 copper pipes. This ensures that you won't encounter any unpleasant surprises during the installation process. They are straightforward and a hassle-free experience from start to finish.
High Quality Manufacturing
Quality and reliability are non-negotiable at PlumbHQ and these pipe fittings deliver on both fronts. Manufactured to meet the requirements of BS EN 1254-7 standard, you can be sure that you're not just getting a product that's easy to install and safe to use, but also one that stands up to the rigorous demands of professional plumbing applications.
It's worth mentioning that copper press fittings are also an environmentally friendly option. The absence of heat in the installation process reduces energy consumption, and the fittings themselves are made from 100% recyclable materials. This makes them a sustainable choice for those looking to minimise their environmental impact.
Copper press fittings bring a host of advantages to your plumbing projects, from ease of installation to unmatched safety features and compatibility. They're not just a good option; they're a great choice for any professional looking to elevate their work. When you're ready to make the switch, PlumbHQ is here to make it seamless. We offer same-day despatch and fast, free shipping, ensuring you get what you need, exactly when you need it.