Plumbers' technical note – Plastic pipes to solar water heaters

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This technical note has been issued to inform the plumbing industry about the regulated limitations on the use of plastic pipes when installing solar water heaters. Plastic pipes are now commonly used within the water supply area of the plumbing industry and are approved for use in most situations. There are however certain restrictions on the use of plastic water pipes in heated water services due to the nature of the material and the temperature of the water. 

 

Building Commission
Technical standards
Last updated 22 May 2014

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