Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - will cpvc pipe be ok in running for hot water have to relace the gav pipe http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate CPVC is designed for hot ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ CPVC is designed for hot and cold water. &nbsp;Pex or Wirsbo would be even better options, but would require special tools and fittings. &nbsp;After copper, CPVC was pretty standard in new construction and still it, but also rivaled with Pex or Wirsbo..... &nbsp;Just don't use regular PVC pipe for hot water......... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2013-12-22T18:59:00Z what type cpvc pipe can be ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ what type cpvc pipe can be used for hot pipeing and wood be ok inspection&nbsp; Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2013-12-22T17:12:00Z Thanks for the question. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ Thanks for the question. &nbsp;CPVC is ok, and PEX would be better. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2013-10-12T14:49:00Z [Spam deleted by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ <div style="text-align: left;">[Spam deleted by Zillow moderator]</div> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2013-09-02T10:37:00Z I agree that cpvc pipe is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ <p>I agree that cpvc pipe is easy to use, you can buy it anywhere and it is a non corrosive pipe.<br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/>cpvc will also get a little brittle with age and after it is old and if it freezes it will split...soooo...insulate!<br/><br/>Pex is cool too but the fittings cost way more than the cpvc fittings.<br/>But if I was 'completely'&nbsp;plumbing a new house for myself I would use pex.<br/><br/> -A FEW NOTES -<br/>Make sure you clean your pipe and joints with cvpc cleaner, both pcs. that you are gluing.<br/>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.<br/>When you get to the places that require a threaded application use Teflon<br/>tape not the paste stuff. 3-4 wraps is usually sufficient to seal.<br/>Hope you have fun and enjoy your diy project.<br/>-Joseph-</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2013-06-20T11:18:00Z You are probably replacing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ You are probably replacing piping that looks like this<br/><br/><img imagetype="8" uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IA1tlkr8k0hjrf5_fdfxz" src="http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i9/i3658/IS1tlkr8k0g56zn.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300"/><br/>You may have resolved this issue since August.&nbsp; However, yes CPVC pipe is ok for usage in hot and cold potable water distribution systems.&nbsp; Running CPVC pipes at lengths mentioned in your question should have horizontal supports at every 4 feet.&nbsp; Metallic pipes ran at those lengths, then it would need support at every 6 feet.&nbsp; Here is a little more information with Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) that affects the residents of San Diego.&nbsp; CPVC was not popular in San Diego because at the state level, California did not allow for it's usage until 2007.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; <br/>This product fastens together much like the PVC uses for outdoor sprinkler systems in which a primer cleans the pipes and&nbsp; a solvent cement makes the bond.&nbsp; The pressure rating of this piping system is 100psi, anything in excess could potentially fatigue the joints.&nbsp; In San Diego, pressures in some areas can exceed 100psi and do so very often.&nbsp; To combat this a pressure reducing valve is installed usually right above the shut off valve to the home.&nbsp; 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. &nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2011-09-28T16:59:00Z No not recommended.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ No not recommended.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; They comecolor coated and are really easy to hang, lay and fit to fixtures.&nbsp; Good Luck &nbsp; Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2010-08-30T15:12:00Z First you have to see if ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 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.&nbsp; If it does then you need to install it according to the newest code adopted by the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction).&nbsp; Most require 3/4 inch pipe up to the last two fixtures which can be 1/2 inch.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2010-08-11T22:33:00Z CPVC is considered Hot and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>CPVC should work nicely. Clean all joints and use the correct cement.<br/><br/>Good Luck!<br/><br/>James Callas - Realtor&reg; Mon, 09 Aug 2010 15:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/will-cpvc-pipe-be-ok-in-running-for-hot-water-have-to-relace-the-gav-pipe/361339/ 2010-08-09T15:17:00Z