CPVC Pipe

PVC Fittings Online specializes in CPVC Piping products. CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is similar to PVC in terms of molded products, etc. The difference comes in the temperature ratings. CPVC can handle higher temperature liquids and is typically used in hot water applications. CPVC is rated at 200 degrees F.

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Frequently Asked Questions about CPVC

Q. Why would people use CPVC instead of copper?
A. CPVC is a great alternative to copper piping for home plumbing because of its price, ease of installation, and chemical resistance. It is much less expensive than copper materials. CPVC is also easier to install than metal pipe, with no welding required. Finally, CPVC has a huge range of chemical resistances that make it comparable to copper tubing.

Q. What is the difference between PVC and CPVC?
A. These two materials share the acronym for “polyvinyl chloride,” but CPVC undergoes an extra chlorination process during manufacture that gives it a higher heat tolerance. Their sizing systems are often a difference as well, with a large amount of CPVC being made in copper tube size (CTS).

Q. What is the highest temperature CPVC can handle?
A. CPVC is rated for temperatures up to 180°F (92°C) with or without pressure. This property allows CPVC to be used for a range of high temperature applications with water and many chemicals.

Q. What is CPVC pipe usually used for?
A. The most common CPVC application is water lines in homes. It is an inexpensive alternative to copper piping and has many comparable properties, making it a great choice for homebuilders who want to save time and money while still getting great results.

Q. Is CPVC recyclable?
A. It is a common misconception that CPVC is a completely un-recyclable material. This is due to the fact that it cannot be simply melted down like many other plastics. When burned, all PVC plastics release corrosive hydrochloric gas, so that is not the proper way to recycle it. Used CPVC can become new source material by undergoing mechanical recycling. It can also be broken down to a molecular level through chemical recycling.

 

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