Hep2o Frequently asked questions

  • How do i identify the size of the Hep2o pipe?  The easiest way is to go to the closest fitting  (connector, bend or adaptor) if you look where the pipe enters the fittings you will see some writing on the end of the fitting (the nut) included in the writing will be a 15,18,22 or 28 that is the size of the pipe. You will also find on the pipe “Hepworth HEP2O then two digits for the pipe size   (15,18, 22 or 28) then Class 16  then PB4237  then TYPE POTABLE and then a manufacture date
  • Can i use Hep2o fittings to pipe salt water?   Answer  Yes – The Hep2o pipe and Hep2o fiting are used with salt water, in fact , you will find Hep2o on many yachts and boats. The pipe sleeves are mage from 16 gauge Stainless Steel.
  • Can I use Hep2o brass adaptors for Salt Water or Corrosive Waters?  Answer  No  We have special stainless steel adapters that are to be used to connect with pipes or pumps in areas where the water is very hard or saline.
  • Can I use Hep2o pipe underground?  Answer NO  Hep2o pipe is not designed to be buried directly underground or place directly in concrete or other base materials.
  • What is Hep20? Hep₂0 is a revolutionary plumbing system manufactured primarily from polybutylene. Hep₂0 pipe and fittings can be used for the plumbing of hot and/or cold water potable water systems in domestic or industrial applications.
  • What is Polybutylene? Polybutylene is a unique polymer manufactured by Basell for use in the manufacture of thermoplastic products such as pipe for transportation of hot water.
  • Why Polybutylene? Polybutylene piping systems offer installers and end users numerous benefits including:
    • Flexibility – reducing the number of fittings, enabling pipe to be cabled in, out and around obstacles with no need for special bending tools. Easier handling – Hep2o Polybutylene pipe is light and easy to manoeuvre even in tight spaces or overhead. Easy to joint – Just push-fit. No need for oxyacetylene, solder or compression devices Corrosion Free – Hep2o Polybutylene pipes do not corrode. Water hammer reduced – Due to its inherent flexibility Hep2o Polybutylene pipes significantly reduce water related noises and hence a quiet and efficient plumbing system. No scale build up – Hep2o Polybutylenw pipes are not affected by scale or deposit build ups these lead to higher flow rates of clean water.
  • Are Australian Hep2o fittings and pipe interchangeable with UK Hep2o fittings and pipe?  No
  • Australian Hep2o fittings can be identified by;   All Australian fittings  have a “W” Watermark logo as well  as the size eg 18 mm  as well as the AS/NZS xxxxxxx
  • UK Hep2o fittings can be identified by;  UK fittings will  have  BSxxxx  as well as the size 18 mm as well as the British Standard Mark called a Kite Mark  

Hep2o Frequently asked questions

Why use Hep2o fittings?

  • Fittings like pipe are made from polybutylene.
  • Fittings can be rotated even when under pressure.
  • Approvals  – Hep₂0 is manufactured under Standards Mark Licence No. 1963 and is approved for use in all States and Territories in Australia. Approvals Hep20 is licensed by SAI Global Limited, as complying with the requirements of Australia / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2642.2 & 3.1994.
  • No need for special tools just push-fit.

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