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The Fernco and Plumbqwik names have been synonymous with providing innovative and high performance couplings to the Australian and New Zealand plumbing and drainage market for many years. Through the relationship between Burdens and Fernco (Australia) Pty Ltd we are able to focus on developing the marketplace and reaffirms our commitment to supplying the most extensive range of exceptional quality flexible couplings.
The Plumbqwik range is manufactured from elastomeric PVC for added durability and performance. Products include plumbing and speciality couplings, tees, elbows, shower drain connectors manhole adaptors and donuts. All products connect pipes of the same or different sizes and materials quickly and easily.
The Flex-Seal sewerage and drainage product range includes an array of rubber based flexible couplings for low and non pressure applications. Flexible couplings provide an ideal method of repairing and connecting a variety of sewer systems produced from any pipe material including plastic, clay, concrete, cast iron and steel.
We remain committed to implementing new initiatives that will ensure the future growth of the organisation and maintain the group’s global leadership position in the marketplace. These include new product development, moving into new markets, global purchasing agreements, facility expansion plans and a continued commitment to driving the plumbing and drainage industry.
In addition the group will remain customer focused by ensuring an outstanding service and delivery and by providing the broadest range of products available in the marketplace.
The Flex-Seal range is the most comprehensive range of fully approved rubber flexible couplings for low and non pressure applications throughout the world.
Flexible couplings are ideal for connecting or repairing damaged pipe systems that are the same, similar or different pipe materials or sizes.
Applications include sewerage, drainage, plumbing and vent systems that are manufactured from any pipe material including plastic, clay, concrete, cast iron and steel.
The range of Flex-Seal products include:
Standard Couplings (up to 620mm diameter): designed to connect and repair pipelines with different materials or sizes
Large Diameter Couplings (601mm-2100mm diameter): manufactured to order to suit any outside diameter
Wraparound Couplings (300mm- 2100mm diameter): produced to suit customer requirements, Wraparound Couplings are used in the repair of cracked pipes or those subject to local damage
Extra Wide Couplings (up to 2100mm dia): connect large diameter concrete pipes of size DN1000 and greater. Allows greater tolerance in the cutting of the ends of pipe.
Drain Couplings (50mm- 275mm dia): used in drainage systems where resistance to earth loads normally provided by a shear ring is not needed.
Chemical Couplings: provide resistance to chemicals if needed. Manufactured to order.
Adaptor Couplings (35-420mm dia): designed for connecting drainage pipes of different materials and outside diameters.
Other Flex-Seal products include:
Bushes: moulded and fabricated for use with Standard Couplings. Bushes allow for the adaptation between all pipe materials and types. Can also be used when a reduction or increase in pipe size is needed.
Saddles: the Flexible Saddle range is designed for connecting lateral pipes into main concrete or clay sewers
Wall Seals: used with preformed or cored holes and are suited for pre-cast structures or the post fitting of pipes. Allow for greater angular and lateral misalignment of the pipe.
Universal Gully Seals: designed to fit into sockets of all monolithic concrete road gullies, providing a joint with a range of 150mm normal bore pipe.
Puddle Flange: designed to be clamped around a pipe before it is cast into a wall. They can be used with a any pipe material especially PE and other plastic pipes. Ideal for swimming pools.
The Fernco Plumbqwik range of products include a broad range of PVC couplings that can connect, adapt, reduce, plug or cap any of the plumbing pipes used in the marketplace today, regardless of pipe size or material. All products are easy to install and provide a tough and durable seal.
The Fernco and Plumbqwik coupling range includes:
Flexible Coupling: designed for sewer, drain, waste and vent piping, flexible couplings are strong durable and easy to connect and allow any 2 pipes to be connected regardless of size or material
Proflex Coupling: speciality shielded coupling that connects cast iron, plastic, steel, copper and tubular drain waste and vent systems
No Hub Coupling: incorporates a stainless steel shield, clamps and screw housing that enhances strength and sealing force
Shear Rings: add extra strength and rigidity to most coupling sizes. They are easy to attach and help maintain proper alignment in any unstable condition
Strong Back Coupling: a repair coupling ideal for use when there is a need for resistance to heavy earth loads, shear forces and improved alignment
Eccentric Coupling: helps maintain an even, continuous flowline in critical grade conditions
Corrugated Pipe Coupling: designed for corrugated polyethylene drainage tubing, the coupling connects drainage/ irrigation systems tubing to PVC sewer piping quickly and easily
Large Diameter Coupling: for special or non standard size couplings, Large Diameter Couplings are ideal for repair, alterations or rehabilitation of large diameter sewer pipe. Can be applied to all common sewer piping including clay, concrete, cast and ductile iron, asebestos cement, plastic or fibreglass
Plastic Socket Coupling: designed for plastic socket connections and are a time saving way of repairing or altering plastic pipe joints without replacing perfectly good fittings
Drain Pipe Condensate Coupling: ideal for an drain application that uses 3/4” or 1” plastic, PVC, CPVC pr copper drain pipes.
The Fernco and Plumbqwik coupling range includes:
Expansion Joints: a one piece expansion joint that allow for thermal expansion and contraction of drain, waste and vent and inside rain water conductor systems.
L.D. Waterstops: help eliminate leaks around pipe entering manhole walls, yet are flexible enough to permit lateral pipe movement without destroying seal integrity. Ideal for pipes where concrete will not adhere e.g. plastic pipe
Manhole Adaptors: help eliminate leaks around pipe entering manhole walls, yet are flexible enough to permit lateral pipe movement without destroying seal integrity. Ideal for pipes where concrete will not adhere e.g. plastic pipe
Donuts: are flexible donut shaped rings for compression sealing of sewer pipe joints and drain waste and vent connections e.g. sockets, hubs, bells and spigots
O- Rings: provides a quick and simple means of making secure connections between most 4”
Qwik Tees and Ells: designed to connect all common household drain, waste and vent pipes quickly without the need for special tools or fittings
Flexible Tap Saddle: quick and easy way of contractors and municipalities to make sewer main connections.
Flexible Qwik Traps: quick and easy way to replace 1-1/4” or 1-1/2” (32mm or 38mm) plastic or metal drain traps. Flexible PVC material adjusts to pipe misalignment
Dishwasher Connector: fast and easy way to connect a dishwasher hose to sink drains and garbage disposers
Drain and Trap Connector: ideal for new installation, repairs and alterations. They can be installed quickly and easily without special tool, gluing, threading or soldering
Qwik Cap: offers a quick and easy way of capping pipe ends, cleanouts and open test pipes. Can be supplied with Hose Bibb for testing cast or schedule 40 plastic pipe
Hose Grip Connector: designed to hold washing machine hoses securely in their standpipe drains
Pipe Sleeve Seals: provide positive, mechanical seals around pipe sleeves and copper or plastic carrier pipe (above or below ground) to keep out dirt, water and insects
Shower Drain Connector: connect 2” DWV plastic, Schedule 40 steel or extra heavy cast iron pipe to shower drain bodies. They reduce time and cost on installation with no special tools required
Fernco Pipe Doctor
A cost effective and easy to use solution for the permanent and watertight repair of damaged pipes, without the need for excavation work.
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The Fernco Pipe Doctor is a high performance no dig pipe repair solution that provides a quick and easy to use method of repairing damaged drainage and sewerage pipe systems.
The Pipe Doctor is installed internally and eradicates the need for costly, disruptive and time consuming excavation work therefore enabling both vehicle and pedestrian traffic to move freely without realising drainage and sewer work is being carried out underground.
The Fernco Pipe Doctor is supplied in a range of portable kits that contain the necessary equipment required to carry out an efficient pipe repair including:
· 2 part ready to mix resin bag
· 2 packer protection sleeves
· Protective gloves
· Fibreglass mat
· Protective ground sheet
· ie secures (cable ties and wire ties)
The Pipe Doctor system is ideal for specialist contractors who carry out CCTV surveys and repairs as it complements the standard installation equipment required for the pipe repair process.
The globally recognised resin is supplied in a double sealed bag and represents a unique concept in the marketplace as it replaces separate ingredient bottles, measuring containers or mixing buckets traditionally used in no dig pipe repair. This will ultimately reduce the amount of waste on site.
The resin consists of two components which are separated by a sealing clip and are mixed by simply removing the clip and kneading the two parts together. The transparent bag shows that the two resins are thoroughly mixed when a uniform colour is achieved.
Excellent migration properties exist between the fibreglass mat allowing total saturation which provides the strength and flexibility to permanently repair any cracks or voids.
Following extensive water leak tests carried out by the WRc and approved by various Water Companies and Local Authorities (including Thames Water, South West Water and Dublin City Council), the performance of the silicate resin successfully achieved the WRc Standard. Independent research has also been performed on the resin which has led to the Fernco Pipe Doctor achieving a projected life span of 50 years.
The Fernco Pipe Doctor is an innovative format that offers considerable benefits to the user:
· Quick and easy to use no dig application (No disruption)
· No need for resin mixing buckets or measuring containers
· Permanent and watertight pipe repair
· Convenient kit format
· Environmentally and ecologically friendly
· Tested to WRc (obtaining Water Companies’ approval) and international standards
· Complements drain inspection and cleaning equipment
· Reduces site wastage
· The Fernco Pipe Doctor has been tested using the Fernco installation equipment and a guarantee of 10 years has been established for the materials. The projected life span is 50 years
· Used by specialised contractors that carry out CCTV surveys and repairs
· Repair damaged pipes that have a bore diameter of between 70-560mm
· Excellent bonding to most pipe materials including UPVC, clay, cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel, pitch fibre and asbestos cement
· Applied to pipes that are damaged due to corrosion, displaced joints, tree roots and ground movement.