Published at Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 - 03:30:52 AM. . By Georgette Porter.
There two major types of plastic pipe: the rigid and flexible forms. Depending on the type of plastic it is made of, rigid or firm pipes are used for hot and cold water systems. In order to cut rigid pipes, a hack saw can be used. Solvent cement can easily glue pieces together. A tube cutter that is used for flexible copper pipe is convenient for cutting rigid style plastic pipes. However a specialized blade is demanded - one that is meant for chopping plastic not cast iron or bronze metal.
hacksaw with a blade having 24 teeth per inch. In most codes, pipes and fittings of different plastic types must not be used within the same system. A home project involving the installation of a new sink might use chlorinated polyvinyl pipes (CPVC) for hot and cold water lines. Another type which is the polyvinyl chloride pipes (PVC) may be used for the drain line. Both are rigid pipes.
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