Q. CAN FLEXI-PIPES BE USED TO CONNECT THE PLUMBING SYSTEM TO THE TAPS?

A. Yes - Nothing required within the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws prevents these flexible pipe connectors being used.  However you do need to make sure that the materials the ‘flexi-pipe’ is made from are suitable for use with drinking water, particularly non-metallic materials. Like hoses these are known to be the cause of some water quality problems.

If you are thinking of using these, be aware that in some facilities, such as hospitals, may have a policy which sets restrictions or prevents their use – it is worth checking the job specification before you decide to install them.


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