Heavy-Wall Pipe – When & Where To Use It

Rainclear Systems recently added a Heavy-wall Downpipe, with a cast eared socket, to the Cast Aluminium Rainwater Range. Available in Textured Black in 10 days.

(Other colours, matt or textured (What do we mean by textured?), are available, but surcharges and lead-times will vary, so it’s best if you get in touch with us on 0800 644 44 26, then we can find out if that applies to your chosen colour or not. And we can send metal sample swatches out to you to help confirm the correct colour.)

Image 1. NEW thicker 3.2mm wall vs usual 1.2mm downpipe wall thickness

Image 1. NEW thicker 3.2mm wall vs usual 1.2mm downpipe wall thickness

Heavy-wall downpipe deposits rainwater via ‘shoe’ into an open grate

Heavy-wall downpipe deposits rainwater via ‘shoe’ into an open grate

Where & When?

The NEW Heavy (i.e. thicker) wall pipe in 76mm (3”) diameter has a 3.2mm thick wall (vs the 1.2mm wall of the usual Cast Aluminum rainwater range downpipe)

It's ideal, therefore, for the high traffic end of each downpipe drop.

(A 'drop' is where the downpipe runs down from the gutter, via an outlet or hopper, to the foundations and into the subsurface drains usually via a ‘shoe’ into an open grate (see Image 2.), or directly through to the subsurface drains – worth including an ‘access pipe’ to enable the clearing of debris from the downpipe if this option is chosen).

It slots straight into the regular wall-weight round downpipes but offers greater durability – taking the hard knocks without showing it - making it ideal for Schools and Equestrian buildings.

You can probably think of other locations where it would be a good idea to have a more robust pipe at the bottom of a drop. Let us know where you end up using them. Send a photo too and we’ll add it in here to let others know.

Get in touch on 0800 644 44 26 to discuss your requirements.


NEW Aluminium Heavy-wall Downpipe in Textured black in 10 days

NEW Aluminium Heavy-wall Downpipe in Textured black in 10 days

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