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Old 04-01-2019, 09:04 AM   #21
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Yes, I don't live under a rock, I know what pvc water lines look like. I was making a joke because pvc for water lines is a terrible idea where I am from and is usually reserved for homeowners, hacks, and pool guys.




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Not when your dealing with plant work. We ran quite a bit in a dairy plant to keep corrosion down and being able to thread it when needed.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:27 AM   #22
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We had the little silver cap on the end of a 2" fitting brush come off in a 90 which unfortunately was in a pipe chase between 2 bathrooms. I had to climb down from above to cut it out and replace. The foreman thought we were being sabotaged to we figured out what it was from.
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Not when your dealing with plant work. We ran quite a bit in a dairy plant to keep corrosion down and being able to thread it when needed.



Well yeah, pvc and cpvc have their applications. I was being glib and having a laugh at there expense. Truth be told we use it a lot on chiller lines. It is very good for corrosion resistance most of the time.



But the other side to that is the water around here, both chlorinated city water and straight well water, makes pvc brittle and there was this one well company that liked it. They would use pvc to connect the pe coming in the wall to the well tank tee. Invariably it would crack because it was unsupported or someone stepped on it or a box fell over. Or you get the occasional house from the 90's with reno work done in pvc and when someone hits their head we repipe half the basement. Then you get the guys who sell softeners at huge prices and pipe them in pvc using hose clamps on the female fittings and it all looks trash and leaks and cracks.






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