View Full Version : PVC pipe labeled DWV vs Drinking
02-26-2007, 04:02 PM
I am setting up a chlorine injection system and retention tank and the 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe I purchased at the local hardware store is labeled DWV. The 1 1/4 pipe only needs to run about 2 feet between the injection tank and the retention tank. Does it matter that its not labeled Drinking like the rest of my 1" PVC supply pipe or is just labeling. This is on a well system running between 40-60 PSI.
02-26-2007, 07:43 PM
... the 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe I purchased at the local hardware store is labeled DWV ...
This is on a well system running between 40-60 PSI.
The pipe you have is something like "schedule 20" for "drain, waste and vent" and is not adequate for pressure service.
02-26-2007, 08:08 PM
You need pressure pipe, they have it at most hardware stores.
It is probably not "schedule 20" especially if it fits 1 1/4" fittings, but it is schedule 40 in size, but not strength.
02-27-2007, 04:22 AM
DWV pipe is not rated for pressure and will rupture if subjected to it.
In the case of PVC, Co-Extruded DWV pipe has a foam core and only 2 thin layers of solid PVC - inner and outer...