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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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Are bends allowed in a toilet drain above the 4x3 reducer?

I am finishing my basement, which was roughed in by the builder, but I need to move the toilet, since I lost 8" of wall framing in front of the main sewer line, the vanity would be stupidly narrow, to ...
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How to properly insulate PVC water pipes outside?

I live in Houston, and I'm trying to re-insulate my external pipes, which are a mix of PVC pipes and fittings and brass valves. Most of my fellow Houstonians use foam polyethylene insulation and duct ...
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Sprinkler pipe in concrete

I'm having a concrete deck installed, and I'm keeping a sprinkler pipe in the concrete for use in a drip system. Is it ok if the pipe is PVC or should I replace it with a galvanized pipe?
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Running power to a sub panel for a shed

So a friend of mine wants power to his shed for a tv, a small portable ac unit and some lights. I told him a 60 amp sub panel would be best just in case of expansion. So the issue is that from the ...
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Is a double elbow code-compliant for merging two residential drains?

I'm working on a project where I have two fixtures coming in from the left and right, and then the waste water exits downwards vertically. My question: Is a 1-1/2" PVC double elbow for this up to ...
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Abs shower drain wtih 2 90° elbow to p-trap in shower drain

I am rebuilding shower, and i have a little issue with drain, I need to move it back and to left, the only way to do it as I figured it out it's to put 2 90° degree elbow together than in to p-trap,I ...
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Tapping into existing 3/4" supply and 3" drain to add washer

I understand there are a lot of variables to something like this, so I'm going to try to provide enough detail that people can at least understand the question here: I have a washer/dryer I'd like to ...
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Minimum Concrete Thickness Over PVC After Rough-In

I just has some plumbing roughed in for my basement. The plumber did an okay job but for some reason routed the drain pipe for the sink under the area where my shower will go. This would't normally be ...
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PVC pipe back of 2story home dripping water

Have a 2 story home on basement foundation. Have 2 AC units one in each side of house both have a pvc pipe nearby which I imagine is for condensation. In the back of the home near the basement door ...
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PMMA vs PVC for opal led strip enclosures?

I am planning to install some aluminium profiles for led strips with matte cover diffusers ( opal / frosty). I found that the covers are made from two different types and I would like to know the ...
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How bad is long term bending load on PVC pipe?

I have plumbed in a garbage disposer under kitchen sink yesterday using PVC piping and plumbing glue - pretty much what was there, but I added the garbage disposer. The problem is, the pipe that ...
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Removal of toilet flange in bathroom remodel with subfloor replacement and tile installation

I had a leaking bottom seal for my first floor half bath toilet, buckling linoleum tiles. I took up the linoleum and 0.7 in composite board that sits on the primary subfloor. As part of this ...
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Would you trust this PVC drain joint?

This is a joint for a 2" elbow underneath a unit-shower (in Japan.) The elbow is a special type which is clear, and using a blue glue shows the glue line so you can insure you have a good joint. ...
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How to prevent thermal cracks between PVC panels

I have a roughly 40' by 20' roof, with the overhang that's about 2' deep. My builder suggested using PVC panels for the eaves (instead of plywood) for lower maintenance and higher longevity of the PVC....
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One plank of my PVC privacy fence came loose at the top.

How can I get one plank of a PVC privacy fence back in place? I'm not sure how it come out. The rest of the fence is intact. I can't bend it back into place. I'm thinking heat would help but I'm ...
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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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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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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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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...
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Frozen PVC pipes in Texas

I have frozen water pipes and I poured boiling water down the bathtub drain and now have a small amount of hot water coming out cold water tap. What could cause this?
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How to attach PVC pipe to 1-1/4" metal/lead pipe

I'm trying to attach this sink trap to the wall drain which appears to be an old metal/lead pipe. The old trap was attached using a flex rubber coupling, but because it's not a shielded one, it is not ...
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Extending pvc drainage pipe that's "type c" (tele-duct)

I need to extend some 4" PVC drainage pipe. The problem I'm having is that the existing pipe is "Type C" ("tele-duct"). It has a slightly different outer diameter (4.350") than a typical PVC pipe (e....
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After repairing pcv pipes on my water line I have very little water pressure. 1/2 pvc pipe ; no leaks just no pressure

I repaired pvc pipe with new fittings ; no leaks ; but I now have no water pressure. 1/2 in pipe
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Water line runs 600 feet from meter to gate of property?

Would there be a benefit if I have a 1" meter that is 600 feet away from property to up size the pipe from 1" to 1 1/2" pipe?
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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How to convert bathtub drain to shower?

I have a 1960's house. I am renovating a bathroom, removing bathtub and putting in shower. I will be using Schluter Kerdi-Shower for conversion. I would like to know what parts of that iron drain ...
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Waterproofing between wall and new sink vanity

We just installed a new sink vanity and there's a roughly 1 inch gap between the bottom of our mirror and the top of the sink where the wall is exposed. We'd like to protect the wall back there from ...
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What is this fitting in my 2" stack?

What is that wide-diameter fitting in my 2" PVC stack? It's in the way of the hardwood floor and the drywall. Can it be effectively removed?
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Can an ABS drain be fitted to a PVC waste pipe riser?

The only shower drain available at my local hardware store is The Wondercap, which looks fine. However, the (white) plastic is formed with "ABS", and the drain pipe itself is white plastic, which I ...
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Tool to cut small diameter PVC tubing/conduit?

Goal I want to cut a lot of 1/2" inner diameter PVC conduit (the gray stuff, not white). Caliper measured 15mm ID, which is really 0.6", but I think it's sold as 1/2", or maybe the ...
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PVC Pipe Venting air outside

Why does hot air vent outside when heater isn't on? I understand it venting hot air out when heater is on but I don't know why it vents air when heater isn't on.
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Is it Okay to Snake Underground Line that has a Shielded Fernco Coupling?

I need to tie-in a pvc pipe to an existing 4 in. pvc drain pipe. I plan to use a shielded fernco coupling. Is it okay to snake a pipe that has a fernco coupling? Will the snake tear up the fernco? The ...
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Can I use a PVC ball valve for the water main at the street?

I noticed some water seeping up from the ground inline of my water main and to my surprise, under the grass was another valve that I never knew was there. It is PVC and about 3 feet after the main ...
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Detecting concealed PVC water pipe with ultrasonic sensor

I'm planning to install some glass shelves in one corner of my washroom. The problem is, there are some plumbing pipes snaking around underneath the ceramic tiles and I risk punching holes while ...