The Traditional Express system from Hargreaves Foundry is a cast iron push-fit soil system replicating the appearance of a traditional caulked lead jointed system. The sockets are manufactured to fit 100mm pipes and fittings so you can join to other soil and waste manufacturers if required.
Ideal for the use on listed buildings and conservation areas Hargreaves Traditional Express is ideal for those wanting to maintain the buildings original characteristics.
Based in Halifax, Hargreaves have been Iron Founders for over 100 years and have been manufacturing cast iron soil pipes and fittings for most of those years. From Push Fit Soil Pipe lengths to Soil Pipe brackets and bends. Hargreaves manufacture everything you need, and whatsmore… we have it all available at low online prices!
There is a 3-7 working day lead time on Hargreaves products - this is ordered directly with the manufacturer ensuring that all goods are delivered in full and handled with care. Desired delivery method and date can be chosen at the checkout.
Our Push Fit Cast Iron Soil Pipes and Fittings are manufactured in grey cast iron which exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1561 Grade EN-JL 1020, ISO 185 Grade 15.
All push fit sockets are supplied with EPDM rubber sealing rings which are suitable for most applications but where aggressive waste liquids are discharged please check with our technical department for suitability.
Our Push Fit Cast Iron Soil Pipes and Fittings are factory coated with a two pack gloss paint finish, suitable for internal and external installations. All the pipes also have a yellow ochre two pack epoxy internal coating.
• Compatible with our Mech 416 comprehensive range of pipes and fittings
• Suitable for listed properties and conservation projects.
Strength and durability - cast iron is able to withstand the rigours of on-site handling, mechanical de-blocking and vandalism and requires less embedment than other materials for below ground Installations.
Long life - when correctly installed cast iron drainage systems will last the life of the building, whether domestic, public, industrial or commercial.
Sustainability - in addition to lasting the life of a building and requiring minimal maintenance, cast iron is also 100% recyclable and can therefore be used again after the building has gone.
Fire resistance and Safety - The melting point of cast iron is considerably higher than PVCu or PE and in the event of a fire will not emit toxic fumes or drop burning globules of material from one compartment to another.
Traditional Express sockets, both plain and eared are designed only for use with Traditional Express pipes and fittings. The design of the soil stack should allow at least one eared socket on each fitting to enable the system to be anchored securely to the building.
Installation should proceed from bottom to top of the soil stack with typically a length of pipe, boss pipe or branch at the base of the stack. This first pipe or fitting should be connected to the underground drainage system to ensure a secure base and have an eared socket fitted to the top to ensure stability and security of the pipe work before proceeding further.
Subsequent pipes and fittings installed vertically above this point should incorporate at least one eared socket. On branch arms we suggest the use of a plain socket to provide the correct aesthetical appearance. The assembled joint is designed to be a tight fit to ensure compliance with a pressure test and long life performance.