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AGM CPVC and PVC visual differences

  • UPVC pipes are white color.
  • CPVC is light gray,
  • Both pipe types have technical specifications printed on the side for easy verification.
  • Both pipe types are available in plain end and bell end.
  • Both come in Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 thickness.
  • PVC is available in 20 ft. lengths.
  • CPVC is available in 20 ft. lengths.
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AGM CPVC and PVC properties

  • Both resist corrosion and degradation from chemicals classified as an acid, alkali, or inorganic material.
  • UPVC peak functional temperature is 140° Fahrenheit.
  • CPVC maximum functional temperature is 200° Fahrenheit.
  • The extra chlorine in CPVC helps prevent bacteria formation in the pipes.
  • Both are impact-resistant and durable.
  • Both are safe for use with potable water.

Special considerations

  • When UPVC or CPVC is heated, melted, or cut, fumes that are toxic in high quantities (dioxin and hydrochloride26) are emitted.
  • When working with UPVC or CPVC, work in a well- ventilated area with proper safety apparel, including a respirator if available.
  • Each material requires primers and solvent cement designed specifically to be used with UPVC or CPVC, and the type of solvent cement may vary based on the application the pipe will be used for.
  • UPVC is less expensive than CPVC, and both materials are cheaper than copper or iron pipes.
  • UPVC pipes are sized by nominal pipe size (measures diameter of interior hole).
  • CVPC pipes are sized by nominal pipe size and copper tube size (references the outside diameter of the tube).

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