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will cpvc pipe be ok in running for hot water have to relace the gav pipe

the lopngest run on the cpve pipe is about 18 feet the ell and another 11 ft more or less to the bathroom and I was woundering if the would be ok to do and not have any pproblems

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August 09 2010 - Lexington
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CPVC is designed for hot and cold water.  Pex or Wirsbo would be even better options, but would require special tools and fittings.  After copper, CPVC was pretty standard in new construction and still it, but also rivaled with Pex or Wirsbo.....  Just don't use regular PVC pipe for hot water.........
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December 22 2013
what type cpvc pipe can be used for hot pipeing and wood be ok inspection 
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December 22 2013
Thanks for the question.  CPVC is ok, and PEX would be better.
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October 12 2013
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September 02 2013

I agree that cpvc pipe is easy to use, you can buy it anywhere and it is a non corrosive pipe.
However I have used this pipe when I was replacing some copper for a client, the pressure of their system was fantastic and I quickly learned it was too much for the cpvc to handle...had to do back to the copper.

If you are doing it yourself be sure to use the glue sparingly on the cpvc cutoff valves or you will glue them open or shut...lol...don't ask me how I know that.
cpvc will also get a little brittle with age and after it is old and if it freezes it will split...soooo...insulate!

Pex is cool too but the fittings cost way more than the cpvc fittings.
But if I was 'completely' plumbing a new house for myself I would use pex.

-A FEW NOTES -
Make sure you clean your pipe and joints with cvpc cleaner, both pcs. that you are gluing.
Cleaned and coat with glue, slide them together and give a slight twist 1/4 turn, hold for a few seconds and move on to the next one.
When you get to the places that require a threaded application use Teflon
tape not the paste stuff. 3-4 wraps is usually sufficient to seal.
Hope you have fun and enjoy your diy project.
-Joseph-

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June 20 2013
You are probably replacing piping that looks like this


You may have resolved this issue since August.  However, yes CPVC pipe is ok for usage in hot and cold potable water distribution systems.  Running CPVC pipes at lengths mentioned in your question should have horizontal supports at every 4 feet.  Metallic pipes ran at those lengths, then it would need support at every 6 feet.  Here is a little more information with Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) that affects the residents of San Diego.  CPVC was not popular in San Diego because at the state level, California did not allow for it's usage until 2007.  Some of the benefits of CPVC include a lower material cost compared to metallic pipes, a lower labor cost to install the product, a higher heat retention, a much quieter system, will not allow for scale build-up and does not corrode. 
This product fastens together much like the PVC uses for outdoor sprinkler systems in which a primer cleans the pipes and  a solvent cement makes the bond.  The pressure rating of this piping system is 100psi, anything in excess could potentially fatigue the joints.  In San Diego, pressures in some areas can exceed 100psi and do so very often.  To combat this a pressure reducing valve is installed usually right above the shut off valve to the home.  The sole purpose of this valve is to reduce the pressure down to a comfortable setting of 65psi, Uniform Plumbing Code will allow up to 80psi.   
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September 28 2011
No not recommended.  PVC is a pluming pipe ( drain type, very little water pressure ) If you are looking for something that is easy to work with and will pass all codes and regulation then PEX tube is the best.  They comecolor coated and are really easy to hang, lay and fit to fixtures.  Good Luck  
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August 30 2010
First you have to see if it meets the local building code, otherwise you'll just be wasting mone by having to redo it later.  If it does then you need to install it according to the newest code adopted by the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction).  Most require 3/4 inch pipe up to the last two fixtures which can be 1/2 inch. 
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August 11 2010
CPVC is considered Hot and Cold Pipe. It will work fine for what you have described. Be sure and strap it or hang it. The pipe will sag if not strapped.

I built in a large commerical building in Galveston in 1984 and was surprised to see that all piping by the local plumber was CPVC. I was and I am used to Copper, but it has been displaced by PEX.

CPVC should work nicely. Clean all joints and use the correct cement.

Good Luck!

James Callas - Realtor®
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