A plastic pipe like a PVC pipe is a DIY practitioner's dream product. It's easy to see why this is the case. It's lightweight. At very least, it's lighter than steel pipes. Best of all, it won't rust or corrode. The same can't be said for steel pipes.
A lot of people are under the misconception that plastic pipes are not reliable. This is why a lot of people prefer steel pipes. This is not true. They can outlast most people as they can easily last 100 years or more without the need for replacements. The fact that they don't rust or corrode helps a lot in making plastic pipes a reliable choice.
Here's another benefit - a plastic pipe like a PVC pipe is generally less expensive compared with its copper and galvanized steel pipe cousins. This is why DIY practitioners are huge fans. It's not really an issue if you mess things while working on a plastic pipe since it's fairly inexpensive anyway. The fact that you can buy them at just about any home center or building materials store is another huge bonus.
This brief but concise document will boost your understanding when it comes to using PVC pipe and other types of plastic pipes. You'll know the different plastic pipe types and you'll know everything about them from the materials needed to assembly. You'll also learn about fittings and measurements. This guide is also a good source of information for codes when it comes to using them. Knowing these codes is very important to make sure that you're in compliance.
- Tool and Material Checklist
- Types of Plastic Pipes
- Plastic Pipe Fittings
- Measuring and Special Pipe Characteristics
- Plastic Pipe Assembly Procedures
- DWV Plastic Pipe
- Plastic Pipe and Codes