Why is copper used in plumbing versus PVC?
Because it is NON Toxic
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There are many solvent glues that have been specifically formulated for use with different plastic pipes. Depending on the schedule of the piping 40, 80 etc what type of glu…e you want to use, some are slow setting some set very quickly and the choice of the glue also would depend on the ambient temperature and humidity factor. It also depends on whether you want to use the glue for waste or water. Water PVC pipes need high pressure glue where as waste pipes don't.
If it ain't broke don't fix it
Copper is easy to use and work with. The minerals in water generally do not build up on copper as easily as on galvanized steel. After WWII copper was relatively cheap and ava…ilable in great quantities so the plumbing products industry changed to it as its standard pipe. Now copper is much more expensive and new materials such as plastics are being used. Copper does not rust or perish easily, making it ideal for use in any climate. Copper is also heat and cold resistant and swells and contracts much less than other materials when its temperature changes. Copper resists damage from minor home fires much better than plastic.
did you mean pcv? if you did mean pvc, then it depends if you want to use it for water or for waste. and if for water, how many bars of pressure will be in the pipe and for wa…ste is underground or not. unless these questions are answered the answer to this question is vast.
Schedule 40 Foam Core pipe can be used for DWV systems, and Schedule 40 pressure rated pipe (PW) should be used for water lines, and can also be used for DWV. CPVC can also be… used for water lines.
Because it lasts and is very versatile and can be used for a variety of plumbing applications with amazing results
PVC is commonly used in plumbing
No you shouldn't. It will fail inspection. Use electrical (grey) conduit. It is about the same price and has the proper electrical insulating properties required. The thicker …PVC(schedule 40) is best, although schedule 80 is acceptable. (Schedule 40 is required for underground service feeders.)
NO !!!! Must be Galvanized pipe with threaded fittings or Copper piping with flare fittings. If there ever was a fire, the PVC pipe would burn & burst allowing the propane gas… to flow out and explode !!
copper has a natural antimicrobial property to it preventing bacterial growth. Also Copper pipe will not build up corrosion & choke off water flow as Steel pipe will. Copper P…iping is also stronger than PVC Pipe and will not crack or break when struck.
Sandpaper, emery cloth or wire brushes sized for the different sizes.
Copper is the metal used for plumbing in houses, there are manyreasons behind it 1. Copper is the main metal for electrical wiring compare withaluminium. 2. Copper is an excel…lent conductor of electricity and heat. 3. Copper is resistant to corrosion and very unreactive. Copper ismalleable which makes it an ideal material for gas pipes and waterpipes. 4. Copper is below hydrogen in the reactivity series and thereforeit does not react with water. 5. Copper lead compounds in water are toxic. It was used forplumbing in the past time. For more information visit at: alliedallcityinc.com
Poly vinyl chloride. -Very common for irrigation and drain pipes.
Because it is pretty well indestructible, does not break down or rust.