Do you know the different types of home plumbing systems? Our “Home Plumbing Systems” four-part series creates an easy access point for piping comparison.
Home Plumbing Systems – CPVC Piping is the third piping system in our four-part series. Do you know the pros and cons about CPVC Piping? If not, then this article will be a great quick read.
Advantages of CPVC Piping
- Light weight material
- Less expensive than copper, PEX, or steel
- Can withstand higher water pressure than copper
- Because CPVC is plastic it will not corrode
- It is not as noisy as copper or galvanized steel
- Does not react to concrete
- Comes in nominal and copper tube sizes
- Can handle temperatures up to 200° Fahrenheit
- There is much less heat transfer (loss of heat) than metal piping
- No aftertaste from piping
- 50-70-year life span
Disadvantages of CPVC Piping
- Not flame resistant
- The joints are large, making it very inconvenient in tight spaces and prone to leaks
- If melted, hydrochloride26 and dioxin are emitted and are very toxic
- Contains chlorine-based chemicals that are harmful to the environment
- Becomes brittle with degradation and sun exposure
Whether you’re building a new home or just doing some research on your home’s plumbing system, knowing the different types, and the pros and cons is beneficial. We hope you found “Home Plumbing Systems – CPVC Piping” informational! Check out the other articles in our “Home Plumbing Systems” series.
Galvanized Steel Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/galvanized-steel-piping/
PEX Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/pex-piping/
Copper Piping: http://waterdaddy.com/copper-piping/
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