Plumbing - Pipe work and Fittings
We carry an extensive range of pipe work and ancillary
fittings - including 'Slide Valves' and 'Ball Valves' etc.....
Please note that most carriers have, or are about to
introduce, a new policy covering the sending of pipe, of all
description, using their service .. and this new policy
has to do with the maximum lengths that they will now carry on
our behalf - the upper limit has been set to 2.5mtrs in
This of course means that we are having to adjust our pipe
lengths accordingly and adjust the prices to reflect this new
maximum lengths of 2.5mtrs
Pipe work on any system is extremely important -
sadly, all too often ...some Koi Enthusiasts, having
spent hours if not weeks and months constructing their
own 'Ideal Dream Pond ' and having spent far more than
they originally thought, and probably are fed up of all
the hard work and can't wait to see their ponds burst
into life .....cut corners and opt for pipe work that
just is not up to the job required of it ! Remember it
is far easier, and cheaper, in the long-term to use the
correct pipe work for the job !
Whether you are using 1" - 2" - 3" -
4" or even 6" pipe work - then wherever
possible always use 'Solvent Welded' joints and of
sufficient strength to cope with the loading that you
are going to put on it ?
When asked about certain brands of 'Push-On' pipe work
and fittings ! We have a Simple Answer - anything that
you can 'Push Together' the Water Pressure Can, and
Does, 'Push Apart' ..... And this type of jointed pipe
work is not any cheaper than similar pipe work with
'Solvent Welded' joints and certainly is not as strong !
We have quite extensive stocks of pipe work and would be
pleased to advise you on the type of pipe work you require for a
particular job if you are unsure -please email or phone us -
advice is free at The East Riding Koi Co.
The most popular of all the Black Solvent Weld Pipe is available
direct from us in either 3 or 4 meter lengths -and we also have
a excellent range of fitting to suit this pipe .. it is capable
of withstanding moderate pressure when using it for the return
pipe work from your pumps etc ... and is a big saving on the
alternative which, of course, is pressure pipe .. but please
bear in mind the type of application that you are wishing to do
before deciding which pipe work to use ...
Without doubt more and more Koi and pond enthusiasts are
turning to using the White ABS and the Grey Pressure Pipe (PVC)
pipe and fittings .. and this is something that we
wholeheartedly welcome .. mistakes made in pipe work in the
initial stages are sometimes very hard to correct, or perform
repairs to .. so by using these types of pipe work and fittings
you can be sure that the installation is going to be sound and,
hopefully, trouble free ..
The prices of the White ABS and the Grey PVC have come down
so much over the past few years, especially with now with the
wide use of the Internet .. so using good high quality pipework
and fittings is even far more accessible, far less expensive,
and far better a proposition than it used to be ..
Friendly Word of Warning
Whatever you do when fitting all your pipe work together ...
do not 'cut-corners' and a very useful tip to remember is - when
you are working out what pipe work runs you need and start to put
it all together .. DO NOT SOLVENT WELD THEM AT THIS POINT... fit
all the joints, fittings, or whatever, together DRY .. and using
a pencil mark each fitting etc so that when you do apply the
Solvent Cement, and remember this stuff has 'no mercy' .. you
will be able to set the joint correctly following your pencil
marks .. and when you have done that joint 'mark-it' again with
a tick until you have completed every joint .. and if you do
this in a methodical system then you will not miss that
important one that is sure to blow once you switch the pumps on
.. as very often happens and I have to admit has happened to me
on more than one occasion I am sorry to say .. but non of us are
perfect .. although I do try to come close !!
Please contact us if we can help in any matter