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  • CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

    Is CPVC a different color? I see in photos some has a strip is that an industry standard?

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    Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

    CPVC is almost always found in CTS sizes, and PVC is usually sch.40

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      Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

      here the standard CPVC here is a light yellowish color or tan. and the PVC is alomost always snow white color with red or black writing.
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        Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

        Yes there is a strip. But if you can't you cant slip a comp. ring over it... well it it's something but not cpvc

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          Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

          cpvc and copper are sized the same. od I think.

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            Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

            CPVC is Chlorinated so it has a different feel than PVC. It is also made in a Copper Tube Size (both Schedules) rater than an Iron Pipe Size.

            Mark
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            • #7
              Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

              ...i've seen only light yellow color as the difference between the two. it could have been the id of the manufacture, genova, though. in any case i wouldn't use it for hot water unless you're sure it's cpvc. pvc won't handle hot water.

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                Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

                Thanks everyone, HD in my area must not sell it. I thought it probable whose the yellow looking stuff. Can you use PVC cement on it? I assume PEX probable replaced it at HD.

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                  Re: CPVC is there an easy way to ID from PVC other then the printing on it?

                  Originally posted by rodm1 View Post
                  Thanks everyone, HD in my area must not sell it. I thought it probable whose the yellow looking stuff. Can you use PVC cement on it? I assume PEX probable replaced it at HD.
                  ...i would not use PVC cement on CPVC tubing. make sure the cement is indeed for the CPVC tubing. they make a cement that is supposed to be OK for pvc, abs, and cpvc but i wouldn't trust that.

                  i had a situation once where i used it and i had what could have been a catastrophe hadn't i been there at the time. re-did the area with the cement that stated only for cpvc tubing and had success.

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