Schedule 80 CPVC Fittings
PVCFittingsOnline.com stocks a Huge selection of CPVC fittings at Extremely competitive prices. CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) is similar to PVC except that it has additional resistances to thermal and corrosive damage. Schedule 80 CPVC fittings are found in systems transporting hot or corrosive liquids such as those used in chemical processing, plating, hot water heating, water distribution and fire suppression. Schedule 80 CPVC, like the type we sell, comes in a light gray color and has a relatively thick wall for pressurized applications. Browse our inventory or Call Us at: 866-777-7990
Everyday Uses for Sch 80 CPVC Fittings
Schedule 80 CPVC is commonly used for industrial applications that require a tough material that can stand up to high pressure and hot temperatures. Our CPVC fittings are sourced from the best brands in the industry. The majority of our fittings come from Spears Manufacturing.
Our CPVC fittings are all nominal pipe sizes - meaning they are the same size as standard schedule 40 and will fit together with standard piping. The main difference between CPVC and PVC is the amount of heat it can withstand. CPVC has a maximum operating temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while PVC maxes out at 140F. This makes it a good choice for hot water applications and other uses where heat can be a factor.
Why Use CPVC Instead of PVC?
This is a question we get a lot. We have even published this helpful guide on the subject. However, the question keeps coming, so we will keep answering.
First off, what are the differences between these seemingly identical materials? PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a durable and lightweight material commonly used for plumbing and drainage pipes. It is a thermoplastic material that is molded into an endless variety of shapes for an equally extensive list of applications.
CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is made of the same materials as PVC, but is altered through a free radical chlorination process. This process essentially just increases the chlorine content of the material. It is used for many of the same types of applications as PVC.
Why, then, put CPVC through the extra chlorination process? This process strengthens the material against a greater range of temperatures. While regular PVC can only hold up to temperatures under 140 degrees Fahrenheit, CPVC is rated for temperatures up to 200 degrees, allowing it to be used for residential hot water transportation uses.
The bottom line is that CPVC is a material that can be used for hotter applications. PVC can’t take the heat, but the only-slightly-more-expensive CPVC can. It is perfect for home and professional plumbing uses and can handle the toughest jobs with ease.
Types and Sizes of Schedule 80 CPVC Fittings
CPVC fittings & CPVC Pipe, like PVC fittings, come in a huge range of shapes, sizes, and purposes. The schedule 80 CPVC fittings we carry are elbows, tees, 45-degree elbows, couplings, adapters, bushings, wyes, unions, caps, plugs, flanges, and nipples. These fittings offer a wide variety of uses for almost any kind of connection that can be made.
Our schedule 80 CPVC pipe fittings also come in many sizes, so you will always find the perfect fit. These fittings are available in sizes from ¼” to 12”. However, not every type of fitting is available in every single size, so shop carefully! For most home plumbing uses, you will not be using fittings much larger than 2 inches.
Schedule 80 CPVC Fitting Applications
CPVC pipe fittings have many possible applications, most of which involve water transportation. Because of its corrosion and temperature resistance, it is great for moving water around.
First, CPVC fittings are perfect for commercial plumbing applications. The wide variety of sizes can be taken advantage of in a large office building. This is especially helpful for mains and risers in larger buildings. Any kind of PVC is easier and cheaper to install than metal pipes, making it an economical option that can take some punishment.
Second, CPVC, especially the schedule 80 variety, is a smart option for commercial piping applications. Whether this is water, gas, or chemicals, CPVC can handle it. Metal pipes corrode and deteriorate when acid and PH levels are extreme, while CPVC is made to handle all kinds of conditions.
Third, schedule 80 CPVC is a great choice for pool and spa piping. It has a high tolerance for acidity and extreme PH levels, so it will not deteriorate when in contact with pool chemicals. It can also handle the high pressure that sometimes comes with pool pumps, making it the perfect choice for the job.
Many other applications are possible as well. These include education, healthcare, hospitality, and even mass transit. Whenever fluid needs to be transported, schedule 80 CPVC should be considered.
Common Questions about Schedule 80 CPVC Fittings
As a company that specializes in PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings, we receive a lot of questions about these materials and parts. Below are a few frequently asked questions about schedule 80 CPVC fittings.
Question: How does CPVC compare to other materials in terms of cost?
Answer: All CPVC parts are very cost-effective. Talking chemically, the molecular structure of CPVC is largely derived from common salt, a very inexpensive ingredient. Less energy goes into making a single foot of CPVC pipe than any metal alternatives. Because of the high availability of its ingredients, the price of CPVC should also remain quite stable in the future. CPVC is slightly more expensive than PVC on average.
Question: How long will a CPVC water distribution system last?
Answer: There are cases of CPVC piping systems that have been operating since 1959 without a hitch. Corrosion and buildup happen much less frequently in CPVC than its competitors, meaning that it should not fail prematurely if being used properly.
Question: Can CPVC connect to a hot water heater?
Answer: The short answer is “yes.” However, some considerations should be taken. When it is connected to a gas water heater, CPVC pipe and fittings should not be within 6” of the heater’s flue if that flue is not insulated. This consideration will prevent damage to the pipe by heat radiated from the flue. CPVC should not be used where temperatures exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit.