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Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) is a common type of plastic pipe, used for both plumbing as well as electrical conduit. Use with the [plumbing] or [conduit] tags when your question is specific to this type of pipe.

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Can PVC pipes stand boiling water?

Can PVC pipes stand boiling water? I've tried searching online but the results vary. If no, would 3d printing these pipes(in ABS or smt like that) work?
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sending electrical wiring underground from house to shed [duplicate]

I have a shed about 60' from my home on my property in Northern CA. I'd like to send two 20 Amp circuits from the house to the shed via a buried 1" Schedule 40 PVC pipe. I've read that I can't/...
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Do I need primer for Schedule 40 PVC used for irrigation?

I am building an irrigation system. The instructions that came with the Orbit manifold say use PVC cement. Watching videos like below I see this PVC glued with or without primer. With primer Without ...
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Is Schedule 80 PVC pipe suitable for water main connections?

I'm helping a neighbor who is out of town. As luck would have it, the water main pipe they just had installed less than 4 days ago cracked and started leaking. When I checked it out I discovered that ...
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Using primer on electrical PVC conduit

I'm putting electrical conduit underground and there seems to be mixed opinions on whether to use primer along with the PVC cement. There are videos showing the use of primer, and videos not using ...
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Safely detaching 4" HDPE triplewall drainage pipe from a PVC elbow that's attached together with something

I have a French drain behind a retaining wall, which is connected to a 45 degree joint and then a drain pipe (blue arrow). Due to soil erosion, the wall has shifted and that bent the drain pipe. I ...
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Does PVC conduit penetrating an exterior wall require a box on the interior side?

I'm running a circuit through a basement rim joist to a PVC LB connector on the exterior of the house via a short pvc stub glued to the LB connection but just free on the basement rim joist side. Can ...
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What yard drainage solution to choose and what do i do with existing perforated pipe?

I have a buddy who's home is on a slab, when it rains water floods an area by his drive way. He installed 3 short 20-50 foot runs of perforated pvc. One in front that drains at bottom of slope. One is ...
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PVC Window swelling - problematic of not?

In the fall, we had PVC windows installed in the house. The living room window frame is 4 meters (13 feet) long (schema below). The frame has a dark color on the outside. Now, the first sunny days ...
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My contractor placed pvc for my dryer vent. I had to replace the vent cover and I have it sealed but I have a lot of water in that pipe now

30 ft to my dryer. I’m cleaning pvc and hit water at 10 feet. House is 13 yo. Why get water now and how do I fix it. I was going to vent under house and collect in a lint trap but I see that’s not ...
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How to connect pvc to cast iron pipe that broke off right beneath concrete slab?

I was planning on adding a donut to the cast iron hub, but when I was removing the lead seal, the hub broke off entirely. Now I have a broken off 2 inch cast iron pipe right beneath the slab. How do I ...
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Garbage Disposal Tailpiece - Do they make other sizes or solution to overcome size which is not quite right

I went to disconnect my old garbage disposal and I twisted a new one in place. The problem is when the tailpiece is attached to the new garbage disposal, the kitchen pipes are about 3/4" away ...
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What is this grit/sand like build up on the piping under my bathroom sink?

Under one sink in particular I have this brown sand/grit like build up, but cannot tell what it is? We are in a hard-water area but have a water softener. This is in the UK if it makes any difference.
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How can I extend PVC Conduit already installed?

I recently bought a house with an exterior garage. The previous buyer only had an on/off panel installed on the outside with a single Romex running to one receptacle for the garage door opener. I'm ...
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Old PVC pipe arches / bows out of the ground

The concern is that 30 year old PVC pipe is now arching out of the ground and will be damaged by a lawn mower or similar strike. I think they may have been deployed for defunct sprinklers, but not ...
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How to secure an outdoor 1" PVC 3ft long watering riser pipe?

How can I secure a ~3ft 1" white PVC pipe riser from getting snapped off? Riser presently is 6ft up and capped. I plan to add right angle elbow, valve, and spout (standard lawn house threaded). ...
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Appropriate under sink coupling

I recently detected a small leak coming from my bathroom sink. I started disassembling and found the pipe connecting the p-trap to the wall was only loosely fitted to the wall side of the connection. ...
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Where to start diagnosing a Bryant 926TA error code 3-3 "LIMIT CIRCUIT FAULT"

My furnace was installed in 2019. Since that time, I have occasionally noticed an odd behavior: when there is a large-ish gap between the current temperature and desired temperature (say, overnight I ...
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Cannot open uPVC Window

Moved into a new house and a (fairly new) uPVC window will not open. I can unlock the the handle and it does not seem stuck -- but it will not open. It seem like something in the frame is stopping the ...
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How do I verify PVC pipes have been glued and separate them if they have been?

I am replacing an old double sink with a new large single sink plus a disposal. It seems that the old PVC for the old sink has been glued at each joint. How do I verify PVC has been glued and what is ...
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How do I remove a glued pvc wastepipe

I have removed an old sink from a bedroom and was looking to remove the old waste pipe. It appears to be glued to another main waste pipe, see below so my idea was to remove the horizontal pipe and ...
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Repair leak in PVC elbow

a few days ago I noticed water pooling in the ceiling of my bathroom. I pulled away the drywall to find a PVC pipe venting to my roof had unseated itself from a 90 degree elbow. After re-cementing the ...
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How to replace a leaking PVC elbow?

The 2" PVC elbow shown in these pictures is leaking at the joint where it connects with a PVC pipe coming through the foundation stem wall at the right. What's the best procedure for replacing ...
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Is there a need to replace wiring if I tripped the microwave oven when drilling through drywall?

While drilling through drywall in bathroom to install a handicap bar to studs, I later discovered that the microwave oven breaker had tripped. Apparently one of the drill holes had missed a stud and ...
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Should I redo PVC that needs to be forced into position?

I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel, and the plumber I hired redid the drain for the vanity based on a recommendation from the inspector to get it under the joist level (which I appreciated, ...
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Hot and cold 1/2 pex, straight run for outdoor shower, pvc 1.25 is that too narrow for both runs.?

Outdoor hot and cold faucets, idea was to attach 1/2 pex to faucets and run through 1 1/2 pvc piping about 12" under ground for an Outdoor sbower, before pavers are installed. Both pex lines ...
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Water leak at outside copper-PVC pipe connection

The water supply to the irrigation system includes a connection between copper and PVC pipes, located a few inches above the ground. The PVC pipe connected to the copper pipe (blue in the picture) ...
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Can I connect a 90 degree tee to my plumbing that goes straight down?

I currently have a kitchen sink on the first floor which leads to a vertical pipe (illustrated in black). I would like to connect a bathroom sink to the same vertical pipe (illustrated in orange). Can ...
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Is it safe to use Category 1 80,000BTU furnace with 2 inch PVC exhaust?

A contractor just finished installation of new HVAC system with a category 1 furnace (model: GMES800805CNAA). He originally used a reducer to connect 4 inch exhaust to a 2 inch PVC pipe. He claimed ...
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Way to patch pinhole size hole in black pvc drain/vent pipe

I accidentally drilled through my drain/pvc pipe while installing baseboard. It was right behind the drywall. I used trim screws and it barely went through. There is a pinhole size hole from what I ...
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How do I remove broken sewer cleanout cap?

We accidentally mowed over the sewer cleanout cap. How do I remove this broken cap using tools that might be available in most households? Or by spending the least amount of money on new tools?
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Bathroom p-trap 2in male to 1 1/4 in drain outlet

I am trying to replace pipes and trap in my bathroom sink. For some reason the drain is connected via a 2in male threaded pvc pipe. On the other end I have a "standard" 1 1/4in metal pipe (...
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Should an underground HDPE gas line be sleeved in PVC?

I'm building an outdoor BBQ island with a natural gas grill and side burners. My building inspector and I came up with a plan. I'm going to rough in the gas line and pressure test it and then I'll ...
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Can I put anchor bolts in concrete in PVC forms?

I am thinking about using 2 foot sections of 4" PVC buried in the ground as form for concrete piers or deck posts to support the bottom frame walls of a shed. The pipes will be buried in the ...
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How do I fix a leak in my sink's drain pipe? [closed]

Started facing a water leak issue on pvc pipe under the bathroom sink. I am new to this and never fixed this before. How do i fix this leak ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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threaded pvc to female brass. What should I use on threads?

I am extending an existing 1" PVC water line from my well to a yard hydrant. I am using PEX-B pipe and brass fittings. One end will be connecting to an existing 1" PVC pipe using a Threaded ...
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Can we paint exterior pvc board around windows dark brown?

The wood frame around our exterior windows is rotting. Our home is dark brown stained cedar siding, and our window frames are also dark brown. We called a local construction company to fix the old ...
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Why is my exterior PVC water main covered in vinyl wrap?

I'm going to replace the main water shutoff valve that feeds my house. The 1" PVC water line comes up thru the ground and then threads into 1" copper (that's the part I'm going to alter). I ...
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What is the technique and required materials to connect a new PVC elbow to an existing PVC T-Pipe?

When connecting a new PVC elbow to an existing PVC T-Pipe, is there any special technique required or any materials (such as plumber's putty) required to complete this task? I'm imagining it's very ...
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Irrigation Zone Off When Should Be On, On When Should Be Off

I have been replacing irrigation lines, switching from buried black poly lines to buried PVC pipes. Summary When I open Zone 1 (for sprinklers), the nothing happens. When I open Zones 2-5, then Zone 1 ...
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Using 1.25" SCH 40 PVC pipe to protect hose for irrigation

I'm setting up a simple irrigation system on my farm to deliver water to my fruit trees. What I want to do is to run a hose (a simple garden hose) through 1.25" schedule 40 PVC pipe to protect ...
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How to connect PVC to galvanized pipe

What are the proper ways to connect PVC to galvanized metal? The context of this question is for a house that has a kitchen drain stack made of 2" PVC, except for the topmost (vent) section, ...
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How deep should PVC drain pipe be buried to ensure grass will grow above ground?

I’m burying 4” solid PVC drain pipe (not a French drain) in my yard for downspout & surface drainage. How deep should the pipes be buried in order to ensure that grass will grow above it? Due to a ...
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How do I fix this shower drain?

A couple days ago I noticed in the ceiling some dripping water after taking a shower. There was really no reason the pipe would have broken, so I pulled up the shower grate thinking it was maybe ...
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Is there anything to help reinforce PVC pipe?

I am plumbing a pond and have some above-ground PVC pipe. I used the purple and blue glue to attach the pipes, but am concerned some pipes could still come loose. I plan to wrap the pipes with duct ...
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Can I repurpose an unused 6" radon pipe as an electrical conduit?

When the house was built, 3 radon pipes were installed between the basement and the attic. They are 6" PVC plastic are completely within the walls of the home except for their ends. Only one of ...
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How to connect flexible PVC tubing to PVC pipe with no chance of connection breaking?

I am assembling the plumbing for a pond. I've put nearly all of the plumbing under water, so if something breaks, the leak will occur underwater, within the pond, and thus, it has no chance of the ...
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Is there a product that provides a switch for diverting water through a different set of pipes?

I have a pond setup where there are two pools, a lower pool and upper pool. Water is pumped from the lower pool into the upper pool, with an electric pump, then flows back through a waterfall. Much of ...
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Does the orientation of a swing check valve matter?

I am installing a swing check valve on the plumbing of a pond. The purpose is to prevent the water from flowing backwards through the pipes during a power outage. It water were to flow backwards, ...
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How should I drain an area of gravel between a sidewalk and retaining wall?

We are reclaiming a flower bed and extending our existing patio. After a gully washer I am now concerned about drainage for this 5ft by 36ft impervious surface we are adding. We are also adding a ...
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