4th October 2019

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What is a PVC pipe and what is it used for?

It's the white plastic pipe commonly used for plumbing and drainage. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it's become a common replacement for metal piping. PVC's strength, durability, easy installation, and low cost have made it one of the most widely used plastics in the world.

Similarly one may ask, what is PVC and why is it bad?

A basic building block of polyvinyl chloride is chlorine, and chlorine production releases dioxins into the environment. According to CHEJ, dioxins are "a family of highly toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive, developmental and immune problems."

Which pipe is best for plumbing?

What Type of Plumbing Pipe is Best?
  • Copper Pipes (Metal)
  • Galvanized Steel (Metal)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride Pipes or PVC Pipes (Plastic)
  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Pipes or CPVC Pipes (Plastic)
  • Cross-Linked Polyethylene or PEX Pipes (Plastic)

What do you use Schedule 80 PVC pipe for?

A pipe's schedule refers to its relative thickness. Schedule 80 PVC pipe has thicker walls than schedule 40 PVC pipe. Therefore, it can handle higher pressure applications. Schedule 40 PVC is usually white in color and is used for irrigation, water handling and other relatively low pressure jobs.
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