Call 770-432-9800


PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC is the most frequently specified of all thermoplastic piping materials. It has been used successfully for over 60 years. PVC is characterized by distinctive physical properties, and is resistant to corrosion and chemical attack by acids, alkalis, salt solutions and many other chemicals. It is attacked, however, by polar solvents such as ketones and aromatics.

Of the various types and grades of PVC used in plastic piping, Type 1, Grade 1 PVC (Cell Classification 12454) conforming to ASTM D1784, is the most common. The maximum service temperature for PVC is 140°F (60°C), under pressure. PVC for drainage applications is also capable of handling near boiling temperatures for intermittent flow conditions. With a hydrostatic design basis of 4000 psi at 73°F (23°C) and a design stress of 2,000 psi at 73°F (23°C), PVC has the highest long-term hydrostatic strength of any other major thermoplastic material used for piping.

  • Available in both schedule 40 and 80
  • Sizes ¼”-24”
  • Pipe available plain or belled one end
  • Full line of IPS size socket and threaded fittings available
  • Clear pipe and fittings 

*It is extremely important to properly install a plastic piping system. Learn how to properly make a solvent cemented joint and become B31.3 certified. Contact us to attend a training class.*