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What are the differences between PVC pipe and cPVC pipe?
July 15, 2015 5:16AM
Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) is a thermoplastic
pipe. CPVC piping which is suitable for hot and cold water
distribution has a 400 psi pressure rating at room temperature, and
a 100 psi pressure rating at 180 F.
PVC pipe cannot meet the high temperatures that CPVC pipe can. PVC corrosion resistant pressure pipe, IPS sizes 1/8" through 24", is ideal for use in applications with temperatures up to and including 140°F.