What is a loose pipe bracket?

A loose pipe bracket is a bracket which allows axial movement of the pipe, to allow stress free compensation of temperature changes and compensation of any other operating condition changes. The inner diameter of the bracket should be larger than the outside diameter of the pipe to allow free movement of the pipe. The inner edges of the brackets should be free from any sharp contours which could damage the plastic. If the brackets’ inside diameter is not larger than the pipe then the bracket should not be fully tightened, thus allowing the pipe to move. Another method is to use brackets with spacers which also avoids clamping the bracket on the...