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April 13, 2016 Purpose: There is some disagreement as to whether boiling water can be poured down a residential kitchen sink without damaging the drain pipe. It might be assumed that if the pipe drains quickly, the amount of time necessary to cause damage would be greater than the actual time that the boiling water would be present in any particular ...


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Where I live there are a lot of old trees (often landmarks) protected by laws as natural monuments. Rotting of tree bases is a common phenomenon while the living parts are saved by a multitude of measures. Bases are prone to rotting due to moisture and work of fungus and insects. The dead wood is often removed as a measure, so the remaining trunk is hollow. ...


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First of all, do you in fact have PVC pipes? Lots of older houses have cast iron end-to-end, so nothing at all to worry about in that case. Even if you do have PVC, I don't think there's any serious concern, with the very slight possibility of an effect the drain trap (if any) right under the sink. While continuous immersion in 100° C water might soften ...


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PVC gets soft when heated. As Tester101 commented above, 140°F is the maximum temperature for pvc. Boiling water is 212° F. I have bent many PVC pipes with pipe heaters for running cable (schedule 80 takes about 2-3 minutes to get soft in a pipe heater). They don't bust, but they certainly can and will bend, which is obviosly not ideal for joints or ...



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