If piping is important, there can be no installation without a plumbing connection. There are many because if some are mixed and can fit on different types of pipe most have each their own pipes. With or without welding, it is necessary to install them in the rules of the art for a perfect waterproofness.
In general, the plumbing fitting used depends on the type of pipe. However, some joint joints are suitable for all types of equipment.
The various existing fittings
The plumbing connections are available in various types including:
- the copper connection: requires a weld;
- the brass connector: to be welded;
- PVC fitting (mixed): to be glued;
- the PER coupling: compression or sliding;
- the quick coupling: also called American fitting;
- The crimp connection: reserved for multilayer pipe, PER and PB.
The strengths of each
Here is a comparison of the benefits of each plumbing fitting:
- copper: reliable and strong, it is usually built-in;
- brass to be screwed: suitable for use in taps;
- PVC: inexpensive, it is easy to install;
- bicone : constitutes a simple connection ;
- PER slip: reliable, it enjoys a fast assembly;
- PER compression: easy to assemble, it requires few tools;
- Crimp: ultra-waterproof, it prevents corrosion.
The disadvantages of plumbing fittings
Here are the disadvantages of each type of plumbing fitting:
- in copper: imposes a delay of implementation;
- in brass to screw: requires a specific material;
- in PVC: demands a rigorous respect of the implementation;
- in bicone: the ring must be changed in case of disassembly of the connection ;
- in slip PER: requires specific tools;
- in compression PER: unreliable;
- Crimp: expensive, it requires specific tools.