CPVC is for water supply.
I've never seen a long sweep 90 for that.
You may need to use two 45's
I'm making several "turns" in a plumbing line. I can't seem to find any gentle 90° bends. Just the hard right-angle turns. Do these even exist?
Thanks Terry. I realize CPVC is for water supply, (thats what I'm replacing), but am I correct that each 90° bend costs me a little water pressure? Thats why I was hoping to do some gentler bends.
45's will work if thats all there is. Just means more glueing.
We worry about sweeps on fittings that are for waste.I realize CPVC is for water supply
Those need to run smoothly for draining and for a future snake.
We don't really worry about water under pressure.
We install flow restrictors on faucets, and connect them with 3/8" supplies.
Cool. Thanks again Terry. Great forum.
You need to remember that inside diameter of CPVC is smaller than the same size pipe in copper. If 1/2" copper is large enough, then you would need 3/4" CPVC. It is the inside diameter what will choke your flow. You also must support CPVC far better than copper.
Yup, and yup. Thanks to the internet and some good plumbing books, I figured that out. What I find even more interesting is that I have two sections of pipe in front of me. Both labeled as 3/4", and both from Charlotte Pipe. Yet one has a considerably larger ID, OD, and wall thickness than the other. One is CPVC and the other is PVC. The PVC is the larger.
CPVC: ID/.72, OD/.875, wall/.094
L copper ID .785/OD .875/ wall .045
PVC: ID/.828, OD/1.06, wall/.125
Last edited by jimbo; 11-12-2009 at 08:22 AM.
They are SUPPOSED to be different. PVC is ips sized, and CPVC, along with some other plastics such as PEX, is cts.
Do not use PVC inside the house for water supply. It's OK for drains.
And when pipe is sized, the nominal/approximate i.d. is the pipe size, but the o.d. MUST be the same as the standard material, either steel pipe or copper tubing. For that reason, regardless of what size the pipe SHOULD be, the i.d. will vary according to the wall thickness, since twice the thickness will be subtracted from the o.d. measurement.