How Many People Trust CPVC ? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,316
Rewards Points: 1,062

how many people trust CPVC ?

i don't. simply looks too shabby ... just curious.


amakarevic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
Registered User
Termite's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000

Nothing wrong with CPVC. No reason not to trust it. It has been used for many years, and is incredibly DIYer friendly. Personally, I'd install Flowguard Gold CPVC over any other CPVC.

The only downsides I can find with CPVC are when I compare it to some of the attributes of PEX. Specifically, not being able to bend it (more fittings) and it isn't resistant to breakage in freezing temperatures. But the same case could be made against copper.


Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 09:55 PM   #3
Doing it myself
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,785
Rewards Points: 2,070
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan

I always find that after years the hot side of the system tends to get more brittle..... maybe the newer stuff is better, but it seems like it tends to snap really easy when its old.
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 05:32 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 650
Rewards Points: 500
Send a message via AIM to Marlin

I don't trust it. I try and use copper as much as possible.
Marlin is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cpvc advice on roughing in my house jimmy21 Plumbing 8 07-25-2008 07:38 PM
All of those low-life dirtbag people advertising websites in the forum... J187 Off Topic 3 05-03-2007 11:31 AM
How to connect non-threaded 1/2 inch CPVC to a compression shut-off valve andy Plumbing 6 12-12-2006 09:02 PM
People on here fishing... DaveH General DIY Discussions 19 08-02-2006 12:55 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1