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What are the differences between PVC pipe and cPVC pipe?

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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.