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Working with Plastic Piping Instructions

  • Working with Plastic Piping

    Plastic piping comes in many varieties to address many uses. There are rigid plastic pipes, which come in Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride, CPVC, and Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC. varieties, and polybutylene, or flexible plastic pipes. Before using plastic piping in your home for any purpose, you should check your local building codes to confirm that you may use plastic pipe, and which varieties are permitted for which applications.

  • Overview

    In this tutorial, you will learn how plastic piping is used, and how to measure, cut, and join plastic piping.

  • Water Supply Lines

    The proper plastic piping should be used for each application.

  • Drainage Lines

    PVC, which is less expensive than CPVC, is useful for drainage lines that lead water out of the home. Its strength, light weight and durability make it ideal for drainage… and easier to work with than cast iron pipes.

  • Measuring Plastic Pipe

    To ensure that your piping makes a tight fit, you should measure between the bottoms of the receiving pipe sockets. Then mark the length with a pencil or felt-tipped pen.

  • Cutting Rigid Pipe

    There are a few choices in cutting the plastic pipe. To cut rigid pipe, you can use a tubing cutter and tighten the cutter every few rotations until the pipe snaps off. You can also cut the pipe with a hacksaw in a miter box. Use a scrap piece of wood to raise the pipe to an effective cutting level. Lastly, you can use a power miter. Whether using a hacksaw or a power miter, a saw with a high number of teeth per inch will make a cleaner cut.

  • Cutting Flexible Piping

    It is very easy to cut flexible plastic piping with a plastic tubing cutter. Simply line up the cutter with your marked line and snap the cut. Alternately, you can use a miter box and a sharp utility knife or hacksaw.

  • Joining Plastic Pipe

    Use cement that is specific to the pipe that you are using. There are many varieties available, so be sure that you choose the appropriate type of cement for your application.

  • Joining Flexible Piping

    Flexible, or PB pipe is joined with grip fittings that connect two pieces of pipe with compression. Mark the proper depth of your particular grip fitting on the pipe and dull the end with emery cloth. Insert the pipe into the grip fitting, and tighten the fitting by hand. Use two opposing wrenches to secure the fitting another quarter turn.


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