I have a serious question. I have just completed a job where we had to install cast-iron pipe to replace a failed pvc drain. Now we used mechanical joints which were supplied with what I believe to be cad-plated nuts and bolts. They also looked a little on the "thin" side. Now I couldn't afford to stop the job and go hunting for replacements, and afterall they are not a stock item nor readily available too. However last time I used ci mech joints I recall the t-bolts and nuts were stainless steel and substantial in make. Now I ask who is responsible if there is a failure. This particular job would cost more than 40k to dig up and repair should there be a failure through a bolt failure. Just for the record we plugged the drain and static water tested with special dye in the drain. All good. We are seeing more and more short cuts being taken by manufacturers claiming that it comes to being price competitive but, especially in situations like this one price is secondary. So again I ask, who is going to pay if there is a failure?????????????
No announcement yet.
Can we hold Manufaturers/suppliers responsible