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Can PVC pipes stand boiling water?

Water boils at normal altitude of approximately 212 F (100C). Each different kind of polymer pipe has restrictions on temps regarding pressurized or non-pressurized. PVC has a limit of about 140F (60C)...
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Can PVC pipes stand boiling water?

Boiling water is a standard way to soften PVC pipe for bending. In short, no, utterly unsuitable for use as pipe with water anywhere near boiling. 3-D printing pipes seems highly unlikely to work, ...
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sending electrical wiring underground from house to shed

If you're going to have 2 circuits in the conduit, one of them must be switched on the supply side (i.e. at the house). You can run a MultiWire Branch Circuit (MWBC) composed of two hots (on adjacent ...
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sending electrical wiring underground from house to shed

"Romex" (a brand name of a NM/B type cable) is not rated for wet locations. You cannot strip the sheath because the wires inside the sheath are not rated at all without the marking on the ...
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Do I need primer for Schedule 40 PVC used for irrigation?

We always use primer on the “high pressure side” of the valves, but not the sprinkler side. We never sand anything, but always use joints that have a good overlap. The plumber I work with has over 30 ...
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Do I need primer for Schedule 40 PVC used for irrigation?

You can do what you want but I'd never glue a joint without primer. Pick a glue and follow the directions. One flaw in the tests were that the pipes were not installed to the depth of the fittings, a ...
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Is Schedule 80 PVC pipe suitable for water main connections?

Answering my own question here about "suitability" of PVC Schedule 80: This is spelled out in section 604.10 of the California Unified Plumbing code: This table lists the ATSM standards ...
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Is Schedule 80 PVC pipe suitable for water main connections?

Copper might be better, but in my opinion HDPE would be even better. (By the way, ground movement and flex are actually why lead used to be the standard for house-to-main pipe!) Do not have that ...
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Is Schedule 80 PVC pipe suitable for water main connections?

As for your other part of the question mentioned in your comment: That blue wire is a tracer wire (also called locating wire or locator wire) and it is used to locate plastic pipes and other buried ...
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Is Schedule 80 PVC pipe suitable for water main connections?

To answer your question about code yes schedule 80 is right. With regard to expansion the earth temp doesn't vary enough to cause a problem in your area even though it’s probably only a foot below the ...
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Using primer on electrical PVC conduit

I have made many PVC pipe joints in a sprinkler system and a few buried electric conduit joins and never used primer; no problem. I did lightly sand ( 400 grit) the surfaces. Laboratory testing( Amoco ...
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Using primer on electrical PVC conduit

NEC 110.3(b) settles the question ...as always. This requires you follow the instructions and labeling for the approved equipment you are using. Which UL approves as part of approving the equipment. ...
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