Below are quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Can you cut RPT Green Pipes?
YES: RPT pipes can easily be cut using
a chain or circular saw and finished with an angle grinder
We recommend that you use tungsten tipped chain or saw
blades if you are planning numerous cuts, this will ensure
maximum life and minimum maintenance of your chosen cutting
You can cut the pipes to any desired angle and unlike many
other plastic pipes, even cut in half; they will retain
Can you weld RPT Green Pipes?
YES: RPT pipes can be welded the same
as black poly pipes using a butt, fusion weld or a slug-welding
gun that provides a bead of Polyethylene to join the two
sections of pipe.
Are RPT Green Pipes strong enough for use as culverts or
YES: There are currently thousands of
RPT pipes in field operation as crossings and culverts.
As long as they are installed correctly (see our installation
sheet) we have never had a failure in the field of a pipe
used for these purposes.
Do RPT Green Pipes fit headwalls?
YES: RPT has two (2) different sized headwalls
to suit all applications. They are priced at an extremely
How do I handle RPT Green Pipes?
The recommended handling procedure for RPT pipes is to
treat them as you would a PVC or concrete pipe with the
obvious advantage being in the case of the latter that you
do not, in most cases, require machinery to load, unload
or place in situ.
For transportation we recommend that The Green Pipe be
forklifted on and off transport vehicles to ensure maximum
satisfaction and structural integrity.
Large bore pipes should always be moved with equipment
to avoid possibility of injury to personnel.
For maximum life and satisfaction do not drop RPT pipes.
How do I join RPT Green Pipes?
EASILY: RPT have provided numerous options
for its clients in respect of joining and creation of longer
pipelines including bell-mouths, rubber joining sleeves
RPT pipes come in a standard 6-metre length with bell–mouth
at one end and an ‘O’ ring seal (separate purchase)
for easy assembly.
How long will a RPT Green Pipe last?
INDEFINITELY: Although RPT pipes have
UV protection we strongly recommend that for maximum life
the pipes be laid underground.
Once underground, acid or saline soils or even the harshest
bore water does not affect Green Pipes. If installed correctly
they should never need replacing in normal use.
Does The Green Pipe come with Warrenty?
Yes, Subject to the end user satisfactorily demonstrating
that the pipe failure has occurred despite recommended correct
installation and service within a period of 2 years from
the date of sale Recycled Plastic Technology will supply
replacement pipe to site or provide equivalent credit.
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