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Old 02-09-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Difference Between CPVC And PVC?


Can someone tell me the differences between cpvc and pvc?
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Re: Difference Between CPVC And PVC?


the short version is that the properties of ChlorinatedPVC make it more suitable than PVC for certain applications - most notably potable hot water plumbing.

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Can someone tell me the differences between cpvc and pvc?
CPVC will flow up to 200 degrees F through it, what are you using it for? What sort of differences are you specifically interested in?
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CPVC will flow up to 200 degrees F through it, what are you using it for? What sort of differences are you specifically interested in?
It's being installed in my new home and I was just curious, thanks for all the info
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Well it's great to have it, but unless you just have a bunch of money to burn I'm not sure why you would put it in. But to each his own, I'm sure you and your plumber will both be happy.
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Well it's great to have it, but unless you just have a bunch of money to burn I'm not sure why you would put it in. But to each his own, I'm sure you and your plumber will both be happy.
I didn't realize it was more expensive, guess I lucked out. CPVC was standard and free but copper was a 2500 upgrade.
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CPVC will flow up to 200 degrees F through it, what are you using it for? What sort of differences are you specifically interested in?
I am told to use cpvc for intake and exhaust for a Locnivar Domestic water heater. Is there a distinct advantage for using one over the other?
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I am told to use cpvc for intake and exhaust for a Locnivar Domestic water heater. Is there a distinct advantage for using one over the other?
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I didn't realize it was more expensive, guess I lucked out. CPVC was standard and free but copper was a 2500 upgrade.

He was referring to the fact that CPVC systems have a higher failure rate than other alternatives, therefore money to burn to replace it.
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Just wait until a fitting cracks a few years down the road in a wall and causes thousands of $ worth in water damages. Copper or pex will look cheap then
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This is PVC



This is CPVC
[EDIT] this poster has no idea what he's talking about. This is PVC also. Lesson, get a licensed plumber to do the work! [/EDIT]
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Oh really


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This is CPVC



Only time I use CPVC. But I'm not a plumber, I just play one in real life. No comment on the electrical. I'm usually neat.
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[quote=Craftsman Jay;1031005]Thi This is CPVC




thats PVC too.....
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This thread is starting to get interesting.
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Can someone tell me the differences between cpvc and pvc?

A 1/2" grey electrical PVC coupling is WAY to big to fit on a piece of 1/2" cpvc
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A 1/2" grey electrical PVC coupling is WAY to big to fit on a piece of 1/2" cpvc
Use thicker glue.
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this is PVC too
Ooops!
How can you see the words or color of the writing?
Guess I have to check my pics closer next time. Thought I used cpvc on that. Try to make a joke and the joke is me.
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The OP is a HO, he has no clue what anyone is saying other then being happy that he don't have to pay extra for the copper, and to make sure after he takes a shower his skin will not turn different color.
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It's being installed in my new home and I was just curious, thanks for all the info
It is installed in trailers-is that what you want in your home??? I think not. Why isn't Pex considered??

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