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

Advantages of PVC Pipes Over Other Materials

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes offer several advantages over other materials commonly used for plumbing, drainage, and various piping applications. Here’s a summary of the key advantages of PVC pipes: Benefits of PVC Pipes Let us now look at the benefits of PVC pipes over other pipes made with different materials like cast-iron, ABS, copper, concrete, … Read more

The 6 Different Types of PVC Pipes – Detailed Guide

PVC pipes are the most preferred pipes by plumbers especially when it comes to the installation of drain lines. They are inexpensive, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and are not affected by tree roots unlike cast-iron pipes. Here are the 6 types of PVC pipes: The Different Types of PVC Pipes Let us now look at the different … Read more

PVC vs UPVC Pipes: Differences, Pros, Cons

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) are two common types of plastic pipes used in plumbing and construction. Here’s a summary of the differences, pros, and cons between PVC and uPVC pipes: Differences Pros and Cons PVC Pipes Pros: Cons: uPVC Pipes Pros: Cons: Which is Better, PVC or UPVC? I must start … Read more

4 Ways to Fix a Leaking Main Water Shut off Valve

A leaking main water shut-off valve is a common plumbing issue that can lead to water waste, damage, and increased utility bills if not promptly addressed. Here’s a summary of ways to fix a leaking main water shut-off valve: Due to their design, gate valves leak at a higher rate compared to ball valves due … Read more

NPT vs BSP: Differences, Chart, NPS, BSPT

I was writing an article about the different types of thread sealants and I remembered that all threads are not created equal. Pipe thread forms in the United States is different to that of the United Kingdom. The two main types of pipe thread styles are National Pipe Thread (NPT) and British Standard Pipe (BSP). … Read more

Pipe Dope vs Teflon Tape: What to Use & Where

Pipe dope is easy to apply, provides better sealing in permanent connections, prevents joint corrosions, seals and also lubricates threads but is messy and not good for plastic connections. Teflon tape is versatile, mess-free, used in plastic and metal connections but isn’t corrosion-proof. Pipe Dope Teflon Tape (Thread Seal Tape) Choosing Between Pipe Dope and … Read more

Water Pressure vs Flow Rate: Difference/Relationship

Water pressure describes how hard water is flowing out of a pipe in pounds per square inch (psi) while flow rate describes how much water is flowing out of the pipe, in gallons per minute (GPM). Water Pressure Flow Rate Relationship Water Pressure vs Flow Rate Pressure is defined as the continuous physical force exerted … Read more