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Equator | PEX Hot and Cold Water Plumbing

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Equator is the ideal choice for hot and cold water plumbing applications. Manufactured from a high engineering grade plastic, Cross linked Polyethylene (PEX), Equator offers excellent performance capabilities, and its benefits, both practical and financial, present a real alternative to copper.

A grip release mechanism enables any initial first fixes to be disassembled using a unique demounting tool. This makes Equator a truly re-usable fitting, yet provides peace of mind that only through use of the demounting tool can the system be taken apart.

Whether you are involved in designing plumbing layouts for domestic houses or light commercial developments, Equator is the ideal choice for hot and cold water applications.

Features

  • Manufactured from Cross Linked Polyethylene (PEX)
  • All plastic pipe and fittings system
  • Flexible coil and straight length pipe available
  • Fitting is fully reusable
  • Equator fittings incorporate a unique grip release mechanism; only a special key can enable the system to be disassembled
  • Equator is designed for the life of the installation

Benefits

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent temperature resistance, more so than many other non-thermosetting plastics currently on the market
  • Excellent long term durability
  • Little pilferage value on site
  • Negligible scale build up and water hammer noise
  • Minimal earth bonding required on plastic pipe system
  • Light weight
  • Easy to carry around on site
  • Easy to store while in transit
  • No parts to replace or lose
  • System is tamper proof, only by using the special key can the system be taken apart
  • No confusion about what pipe has been installed.

Approvals

Equator is classified in accordance with SANS 15875 – 2004, Part 3 Class S.
JASWIC

Installation – features

  • Equator pipe remains flexible down to -15°C
  • Equator is a wholly push-fit system
  • Flexible Pipe
  • Equator is designed for the life of the installation

Installation – benefits

  • This flexibility at low temperatures reduces the risk of bursting due to freezing.
  • No need for blow torches, no fire risk and no flux fumes.
  • Pipe can be cabled from below a joisted floor, no need to work on open joisted areas.
  • Ideal for routing services through floor voids, ceiling voids, lofts & conduit piping.
  • Fewer connections are needed
  • Push-fit assembly gives significant time-saving benefit

More Information

Download the Equator Product, Design and Installation Guide (1.8 MB PDF) to your machine.

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