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How can I increase the friction on the surface of PVC pipe?

So, I have sort of an odd question - I need a coating (or something) that will increase the friction on a CPVC pipe as much as possible. Specifically, I rigged some CPVC pipe to mount a light from my ...
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Heat Tape on Empty CPVC Pipe

I'm planning on installing heat tape on the CPVC pipe that feeds to my garden hose. It occurred to me that I or future owners may choose to turn off the water and bleed the pipe. I realize I could ...
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Are water lines required to be secured to the wall at the point of exit?

There are several water supply lines made of CPVC that do not appear to be secured behind the wall at the point of exit (to supply water to a fixture). Are there any building codes regarding securing ...
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What material is this pipe? Options for new 2" Union

I'd like to go 2 inch pvc into my new pool pump from that valve. What are my options? This pipe is 1.5 inches, not metal, but I'm not 100% that is CPVC either, but I'm not an expert. I have a 2" union ...
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3/4 Inch CPVC Pipe Run Underground - Low Pressure

I tied into a water line that was capped off in my crawlspace. It is a CPVC water line that used to run to a sink in a utility room of my home. Water pressure when the line was connected was just as ...
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Do PVC glue, cement leave traces?

Before a month, I bought a domestic air conditioner for my bedroom and the person who came to install it, used somewhere PVC glue with that strong toxic smell (you can smell glue without to have to ...
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Copper to CPVC transition fittings : allowed by code to be used inside a wall?

Does the Uniform Plumbing Code (US) allow copper-to-CPVC transition fittings to be used inside a wall? Just to be clear, I'm referring to the hybrid fittings that are part brass, part CPVC.
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Adding CPVC tee to existing 1" CPVC water main line

I am trying to add a tee to my water main to branch a line for irrigation system. My water main is 1" CPVC and doesn't have enough movement to insert the tee. Any ideas? Need the tee inserted in the ...
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PVC to CPVC transition

Is it OK to solvent weld PVC to CPVC? I have a Schedule 40 PVC line outside a building and need to transition to CTS CPVC for indoor plumbing (because code). I'm wondering both from a practical (will ...
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Is solvent fitted 2” pvc safe for use with drinking water?

I have a 500 gal outdoor drinking water storage barrel, that I want to attach a hydrant to (the hand operated type) Yes I know the water will need to be disinfected after pulling it from the barrel. ...
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Replacing CPVC Pipe

I am at my wits end in attempting to replace some cracked CPVC pipe. There is a middle section that has cracked and here are the steps I tried to replace: 1) Cut both ends of the leaking section ...
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Why does a water line behind wall of home have capped off areas above supply area that heads out to wall?

I couldn't find an answer to this question using Google. I think it's because I am not sure how to ask the question properly. I am not a plumber but I have seen in my new construction house with cpvc ...
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CPVC vs PEX in new home

My old house built in the 70s had galvanized pipe which developed small leaks and we replaced it with PEX pipe. It was a two story house. The new house we are buying is three story and has CPVC. I ...
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Can I plumb this restaurant sink this way?

Came across a 3 basin restaurant style sink that I am going to use in my basement (homebrewing!). I'm using CPVC to connect to this faucet but there was originally a short threaded black pipe ...
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CPVC - any health concerns?

We are considering a new construction where the builder has used cpvc pipes for hot and cold water. Are there any health concerns? Internet search is mostly negative. Anyone has any thoughts or ...
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Can I Use this fitting to connect CPVC tubing to a new shower valve

I am replacing a 30+ year old shower valve as part of a master bath remodel. The existing shower valve has 1/2" NPT female ports (qty 4), with one port capped. The new valve has 1/2" NPT male ...
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Plumbing next to a grill

I am installing a outdoor shower on the exterior wall of my house to go with my new pool deck. I have a built-in grill that has an enclosed cabinet underneath. I have a way to run a hot water and ...
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The right size of my cpvc pipe

I have a leaked cpvc pipe and I asked a question the other day. bathroom pipe joint leakage behind the ceiling tiles, now I am searching a new pipe for replacement, I thought the pipe is 3/4", as ...
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What can be used for CPVC firestops?

What materials to people use as a firestop for where CPVC lines penetrate through the wall/fireblocking? According to the manufacturer, apparently CPVC does not play well with certain materials. ...
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Should drop ear elbows be used with CPVC supply lines?

When running CPVC supply lines for a sink, how should they be anchored before popping out of the drywall? I know with copper you can use drop ear elbows which are mounted to a backer But with CPVC ...
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How many connections can you have off of CPVC [duplicate]

I am looking to add a wet bar to my bathroom and was looking to tap into my CPVC lines to provide the water. Currently there are some 1/2" lines running near where I want to go that tap off of a 3/4"...