How does PVC Pipe hold up to VO?

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How does PVC Pipe hold up to VO?

Postby tubular031 » Sat May 10, 2008 10:06 am

I am planning on using PVC pipe on things in my setup and was wondering how it holds up against VO?
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Postby SunWizard » Sat May 10, 2008 1:40 pm

I use it on my collection rig and its been fine. It doesn't handle hot temps >120F very well, it starts to melt, so I would avoid it there. There is a special kind called CPVC made for hot water systems you could use if you need heat up to 200F.
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Postby jordanmills » Sat May 10, 2008 3:02 pm

SunWizard wrote:I use it on my collection rig and its been fine. It doesn't handle hot temps >120F very well, it starts to melt, so I would avoid it there. There is a special kind called CPVC made for hot water systems you could use if you need heat up to 200F.

My experience is consistent with this.
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Postby David » Sat May 10, 2008 7:36 pm

^^^^ Mine too! ^^^^
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