Sorry CS, but you are wrong on this one. The gray PVC you are referring to is just conduit PVC. (AKA PVC that is not rated to hold pressure, thus cheaper.) Did you even click Draconis's link?
I'm not referring to conduit, which is extremely soft and bendable low density Type I PVC.
Type I PVC is gray and you can purchase it in a variety of shapes. I machine parts out of it on a fairly regular basis.
National Pipe Standard CPVC products are a darker gray, like this threaded tee.
I beg to differ, Slug. Check the link in the post you just quoted. Most commercially available CPVC is merely available in Copper standard sizing. It is still CPVC, though. Regular old PVC is not suitable for hot water, but CPVC is. You will find that the commercially available CPVC in hardware stores is in fact compatible with hot water.
Retracted. You are right about hot water compatibility.
I've purchased all manner of CPVC products from plumbing supply in National Pipe standard. In my area NPS CPVC parts are far more available than CTS CPVC parts.
You can get CPVC products in CTS and NPS sizes. The CTS products will primarily be beige, while the NPS products will be gray.
Edited by CaptainSlug, 12 May 2009 - 08:09 AM.
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