Jeremy of J Shore Contracting has been involved in project managing and installing stock water reticulation systems in the greater Canterbury region for the last 11 years. He is also involved in laying PVC mainlines for pivots and solid-set irrigation systems.
For the last 3 years Jeremy has worked with Farmlands for the logistics of product supply and Iplex for system design, allowing him to offer a “turnkey” stock water solution to his clients. “Working with Farmlands is great,” Jeremy says. “The wide store network allows me to call into the local store and collect pipe and fittings for any unexpected system alterations.
Farmlands carries an extensive range of quality water fittings and valves. Likewise working with Chris, the local Iplex Territory Manager, allows me to have confidence in the system design I’m offering my clients.
“One of the great new things Iplex has introduced in recent times is a ‘push-fit’ fitting system to join metric polyethylene pipe. I’m a convert to this new style of fitting and rarely use the old ‘tighten the nut’ type of fittings anymore.”
Chris says that Jeremy is certainly enthusiastic about the new Plasson Series 1 fittings. “But when you consider the advantages, it’s hardly surprising. Time is money for a contractor, so their smaller, more streamlined design, which allows pipe to be joined above ground and then fed through the mole-plough chute, is a real winner. Even if the pipe is being laid in a trench, with this fitting’s simple low-insertion force, push-fit assembly, reaching down into the muddy old trench to join the pipe is a piece of cake!”
The features of the Plasson Series 1 fittings have seen the benefits that plumbers currently enjoy duplicated in the rural market. The locked in place connection requires a wrench to disassemble the fitting, giving an added tamper-proof level of asset security to exposed pipework and improved aesthetic around farm buildings, tanks and troughs.