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Pipe welding machine - types and application

Welding is a technique for joining metals or plastics. Welding is a method used, for example, in hydraulic repairs. Plumbing work with a welding machine is not too complicated. The welding machines differ from each other. Some are simpler, others are more advanced. There are PP, PE and PEX welders.

The power of a good device cannot be lower than 1000 W. It is worth buying a welding machine with a higher power, but the downside is the electricity bill. For amateur welding, a lower power is enough. Dies, i.e. heating caps, are important. The most commonly used diameters are from 16 to 40 mm.

Types of pipe welding machines:

  • butt
  • electrofusion
  • workshop
  • muffle

It should be noted that plastic pipes are becoming increasingly popular in domestic installations. The welding machines enable the effective integration of elements. The pipes are usually connected using glue or the above-mentioned welding machine. The use of welding will give a lasting effect.

types of welding machines


Welding machines are divided according to the melting point:

  • PEX (temperature above 130 degrees Celsius)
  • PP (temperature up to 100 degrees Celsius)
  • PE (temperature 60 degrees Celsius)

In addition to the welding machine, you should remember about the kit that will make all the work easier for the DIY enthusiast. What will you need? Screws, screwdrivers, cutters, electronic temperature controller, floor stand, measuring tape.

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