It’s the white plastic pipe commonly used for plumbing and drainage. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it’s become a common replacement for metal piping. PVC’s strength, durability, easy installation, and low cost have made it one of the most widely used plastics in the world. PVC is a thermoplastic material that is molded into different shapes to create pipes, fittings, valves and other liquid handling supplies.
TYPES OF PVC
- PLAIN PVC
These are low in cost, light and corrosion resistant. They are a popular choice for many plumbers and builders. Because of its thermostatic nature, they can be properly molded once.
CPVC means chlorinated PVC. As these pipes have higher level of chlorine content, they can withstand a broad spectrum of temperatures.
UPVC means unplasticized PVC. These are made with more rigid material and usually used for water waste transport.