Re: Safety of All Purpose PVC Cement
I was thinking the same thing.
Originally Posted by johnjh2o
PVC is widely used for the distribution of potable water supply.
Whether or not it's allowed to be used inside the home might be a grey area. Considering it has ASTM approval for potable water then it stands to reason as long as it meets all the proper ASTM spec's it should be able to be used inside the home for cold potable water distribution. Then and again I haven't worried about scouring the plumbing codes for use inside residential applications.
However , PVC only has a maximum temperature range of around 140 degrees F which is why it's used for cold water and not hot water. Whereas CPVC has a maximum temperature range of around 210 degrees F which is allowed for both hot and cold water.
Since you would need CPVC for hot water and PVC could be used for cold water --- wouldn't make sense to use 2 different materials, I can't recall seeing PVC used for potable water distribution in a residential application because of that --- and why I said it's a grey area
If it were me and plastic needed to be be used I would have used PEX --- far less hassle than glueing rigid piping.
"" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "