Copper pipe 15mm x 3m £5.97 from Screwfix (today only)
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Copper pipe 15mm x 3m £5.97 from Screwfix (today only)

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Found 14th Aug 2013
Copper pipe at £1.99 per metre. Apparently today only.
Remember Quidco cashback at 3% if interested.

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Thank you, I knew there was something I had forgotten to order

I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd use it but won't give any guarantees as its pants.... sent it back and he ordered from plumb base which was cheaper anyway

you_gotta_be_kidding

I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd … I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd use it but won't give any guarantees as its pants.... sent it back and he ordered from plumb base which was cheaper anyway






The pipe is fine . It's the fittings that get used that need to be a good quality ,

hot, perfect timing many thanks

as a plumber i have had lots of problems with screwfix copper pipe and fittings. go to a local plumbers merchants and get some decent quality products.

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you_gotta_be_kidding

I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd … I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd use it but won't give any guarantees as its pants.... sent it back and he ordered from plumb base which was cheaper anyway



All copper pipe in the uk is made under british standard.. There is no difference between this & B&Q & wickes, homebase etc

You may get thicker elsewhere but as a member of the public I doubt you can source it. The fittings you use (it the bits that connect the pipes) are far more important than a length of standardised copper with a hole going through it.

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dave77

as a plumber i have had lots of problems with screwfix copper pipe and … as a plumber i have had lots of problems with screwfix copper pipe and fittings. go to a local plumbers merchants and get some decent quality products.voted cold



As a plumber myself I have never had a problem with it

Voted hot

Its a standard bit of copper - how many processing plants do you really think there are out there?

Most of the stuff in merchants up and down the country has come from Mueller - just like Screwfix and Toolstations stuff.

you_gotta_be_kidding

I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd … I bought screwfix copper pipe once for my plumber to use and he said he'd use it but won't give any guarantees as its pants.... sent it back and he ordered from plumb base which was cheaper anyway



Find a new plumber. I've had pipe from both and they are the same.

I'd love to hear the justification of how a bit of copper piping is 'pants' from him.

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nomnomnomnom

I'd love to hear the justification of how a bit of copper piping is … I'd love to hear the justification of how a bit of copper piping is 'pants' from him.



The plumber probably got a big discount & pocketed a bit more money than the "customer" buying/supplying there own

this stuff is useless>every bit of pipe is a slightly different size, when you try to put the fittings on, there either too loose or too tight......better of paying for proper pipe from a proper merchants.

THERES A REASON WHY SCREWFIX IS CHEAP..............

devices

Its a standard bit of copper - how many processing plants do you really … Its a standard bit of copper - how many processing plants do you really think there are out there?Most of the stuff in merchants up and down the country has come from Mueller - just like Screwfix and Toolstations stuff.



places like screwifx get it imported, it aint uk made

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Some people are really thick to think 15mm or 22mm pipe is diffrent in size the clue is in the diameter, this site has a lot of "experts" who know nothing but like to spurt unfounded opinion.

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wolves2013

places like screwifx get it imported, it aint uk made



It may well be imported but it is still produced to british standard or else they couldnt sell it

d19mes

Some people are really thick to think 15mm or 22mm pipe is diffrent in … Some people are really thick to think 15mm or 22mm pipe is diffrent in size the clue is in the diameter, this site has a lot of "experts" who know nothing but like to spurt unfounded opinion.



Its also full of obnoxious people too! (you!)

used copper from wickes screwfix toolstation and local shops, can't say I've ever noticed a difference. good price

YouDontWantToKnow

As a plumber myself I have never had a problem with itVoted hot



Fight!

I used this recently on an extension where over 20 metres were needed, im not a plumber but I can bend and solder pipe to acceptable levels, using yorkshire fittings on all the joints I never had a problem. I was warned about buying from an 'unknown' supplier, car boot sale/mate of a mate etc etc as apparently there has been some cheap chinese **** about over the last couple of years

wolves2013

places like screwifx get it imported, it aint uk made



ALL copper for piping in the UK is imported. The copper mines that are left in the UK produce quantities that are so small you'd be hard pressed to plumb a single road.

What should you say to plumbers who claim otherwise?
Cu later

Down there like an eastern european wire stripper..8)


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Edited by: "logohigh" 14th Aug 2013

nomnomnomnom

ALL copper for piping in the UK is imported. The copper mines that are … ALL copper for piping in the UK is imported. The copper mines that are left in the UK produce quantities that are so small you'd be hard pressed to plumb a single road.What should you say to plumbers who claim otherwise?Cu later



theres tons of places in the black country that make it, do a google search

nomnomnomnom

What should you say to plumbers who claim otherwise?Cu later



Sir, I tip my hat to you for that quality comment that's probably lost on most people
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Edited by: "spannerzone" 14th Aug 2013

wolves2013

theres tons of places in the black country that make it, do a google … theres tons of places in the black country that make it, do a google search



I'm from the Black Country (Tipton / Dudley). There are places that make the pipes from Copper that has been imported. There are no active copper mines in the Black Country according to Google, and any that existed were not on an industrial scale for today's needs.

Iron ore and coal is another matter. If you can provide the name of one of these mines though, that would be great. Just to be clear, while it may look like one, the Molineux isn't one.

Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 14th Aug 2013

nomnomnomnom

I'm from the Black Country (Tipton / Dudley). There are places that make … I'm from the Black Country (Tipton / Dudley). There are places that make the pipes from Copper that has been imported. There are no active copper mines in the Black Country and according to Google, it's unlikely there ever were on any industrial scale.Iron ore and coal is another matter. If you can provide the name of one of these mines though, that would be great. Just to be clear, while it may look like one, the Molineux isn't one.



there aint no copper mines, but the pipe is made by melting down scrap. gledhill make copper pipe, cus thats who supplies me. they make it in halesowen

Got ya - you made it sound like the ore was coming from the Black Country in your previous posts

I know of Gledhill - no problems with them.

The main difference in pipe I see is much older copper that tends to be thicker. Modern stuff is thinner and cheaper. The only time this becomes an issue is when you use cheap bending springs which crush the pipe.. Or bend it over your knee. A proper set of benders will never deform pipe even if it is quite thin.
And comments about fittings being too tight.. Try cutting with a kopex pipeslice to properly deburr the edge, and if an elbow slips off when you want it to stay.. Put it in place, clean it, flux it then gently squeeze it with a pair of adjustable grips.
But cheap fittings are the worst issue, poor castings on street elbows that don't insert far enough into compression fittings.. BS male/female fittings fracturing when tightened too much.. 15mm compression taps leaking from the adjusting screw..
But any merchant will refund/replace a faulty fitting.
But really, pipe is pipe.
Voted hot, btw

As far as I know all pipe sold for fittings is ideally table X there is a table Y but that's thicker and is used mainly in process and plant. That's why there's a standard. Any how's I called my supplier this morning and they were 50p more expensive. But I get 30day to pay. Voted hot anyhow

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Robbieee

Its also full of obnoxious people too! (you!)

And sados like you stalking all my feeds. Get a life.

I tend to use JTM Plumbing for by little projects - they deliver next day and are cheap generally.

In my experience, I've also been able to get a local merchant to price match JTM when I've needed something there and then so I use JTM as a point of reference.

JTM charge £6.80 so £5.97 is a HOT price! If you're worried about quality, you could always ask JTM if they will match Screwfix but in my non-expert opinion, pipe is pipe.

£6 a length in most places of lancashire . . . not hot

wolves2013

places like screwifx get it imported, it aint uk made



Wrong, I've just picked my order up and it's Wednesbury Black Label tube manufactured in Bilston, England
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