Regular PVC for Conduit?

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Old 11-10-05, 11:39 AM
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Regular PVC for Conduit?

I am running some 12-2 Romex through the house, and I was wondering if I can use regular plumbing PVC for conduit. I have a bunch of the ~2" stuff I found at work. I'm just wanting to use it where I'm going through the ceiling of the utility closet to upstairs, and possibly across the basement ceiling where I don't want to tear out the sheetrock. There would be a lot of romm to spare within the PVC pipes.
 
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You may not use plumbing PVC where electric PVC is required.
 
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Figures.


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Old 11-10-05, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft
You may not use plumbing PVC where electric PVC is required.
And "regular"(white) pvc can't be used even in hot water aplications, I might add. It's all about the potential temperature. Regular pvc has a low temperature melting point. I'd imagine that gray electrical plastic conduit has some much higher temp ratings.
 
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I use regular PVC all the time. "Regular" electrical PVC conduit.
 
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I have never regular (white) for electrical but I have used electrical conduit (gray) for water but only in the sprinkler (non potable) water use. Have use it in that application for many years and seems to up better for sprinklers because of sun exposure.
 
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I figure that you are okay for _non-potable_ use, but you may want to look into the use of _lead_ as a stabilizer in PVC pipe, conduit, and insulation.

If a product is not intended for food contact, then the lead restrictions/requirements will be different. I would not be surprised if there were considerable lead in PVC electrical conduit, although I do not know the details.

-Jon
 
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