The trick plumbing in a desperate situation.

  • Dec 28, 2019

Five years ago, a cousin came to me as a specialist in the field of "pipeline construction" Loud probably said... To be more precise the working plumber. Laying water pipes for my everyday job.

The task of the brothers:

Route 15 meters in polypropylene tubes for garden watering. Hoses constantly carry him, you know, tired. Pipes as I understand it somewhere skomunizdil remains only to solder them and prikopat on sm.10, close to the fall in their bath, away from prying eyes. Such a problem can be solved without any problems, you only need welding machine.

Welding machine.
Welding machine.

snag

The problem was that, at this year's garden co-op in which he has land, cut off the electricity, not to a specific time, for the debts. The only solution is to connect the welding machine to the generator, which we did not.

Necessity is the mother of invention

Poked some neurons in the brain, I remember that the work as a burned old combined coupler, extracted from their brass. So ignited polypropylene is well melted and wonderful glued to each other. Just I heard that some managed polypropylene burner heat and join them together. It was therefore decided to use a gas burner instead of a soldering iron.

Brazing (welding) pipes.
Brazing (welding) pipes.
Warning, the author is not liable for your actions when using this method. Information is presented for informational purposes only and expand your horizons.

Process

In order to weld pipe and fittings need a simple gas burner, gloves on his hands, sure. Quickness.

And the pipe fittings must be warmed uniformly, only those portions which will mate parts. You must not be heated in one go, to detail warmed. Once the polypropylene starts to shine that can connect the items. One sharp movement.

For a more clear understanding specifically for readers took a video. phone focus "deserted" I apologize for the quality.

Especially for those who think that the connection is unreliable, the compression fitting. Homemade pressure testing. About how it can be done I wrote earlier - link.

Opresovschik from the sprinkler.
Opresovschik from the sprinkler.

The pressure exceeding 16 atmospheres. I kept it under load for 10 minutes.

High pressure.
High pressure.

But this I did not stop, and put a sealed tube with water in the freezer, so there it was torn. Thus and determine where tearing pipe, or at the junction of the pipe itself. But this will tell in the next article. Do not miss. Subscribe to the channel.

Experiment. Freeze.
Experiment. Freeze.

And what's up with your brother? We managed to solder plumbing polypropylene pipes and which is currently in effect. Brother happy.

I hope I have conveyed to you useful information if this is the case, then let mark plumber "kid-skin"For effort! Thanks.