Why Houses With Poly B Pipes Are Not That Bad After All!

Polybutylene pipes were the pipes of the future in the 1970s.  They were cheap, light and easy to produce. By the early 1990s, there were about 10 million homes with these pipes especially in the Mid-Atlantic States, Pacific Northwest and American Southwest. The production and use of polybutylene pipes (poly b or PB as they … Read more

If You Do This 8 Things, Your Pipes Will Never Burst

Water pipes burst when they are exposed to temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below, for 4 to 6 hours. The water in the pipes freezes and expands, exerting more pressure than the pipe can hold causing it to burst. Water in your pipes starts to freeze at around 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). … Read more

UPVC vs CPVC: Differences, Properties & Applications

The main difference between UPVC and CPVC is that UPVC is unplasticized while CPVC contains plasticizers and is also chlorinated. As a result, UPVC is quite rigid while CPVC is flexible and can withstand high temperatures. uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) Key Differences UPVC vs CPVC Let us now look at the … Read more

PVC Pipes Pressure Rating vs Size: Sch 40 & 80 Charts

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) pipes are widely used in plumbing and piping systems, and their pressure rating varies depending on the size and schedule (e.g., Schedule 40 or Schedule 80) of the pipe. Here’s a summary of PVC pipes’ pressure rating vs. size, with a focus on Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipes: Schedule 40 PVC … Read more

PVC Pipes Dimension Charts – Schedule 40 & 80

When buying PVC pipes, you have to consider the following: Schedule 40 PVC Pipes: Schedule 80 PVC Pipes Is PVC Pipe Sizes By ID or OD? PVC pipe sizes are identified using their inside diameter (ID) but not to the exact decimal point. The inside diameter is rounded off to the nearest whole number. For … Read more