PVC to CPVC transition

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Old 09-29-03, 09:49 PM
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PVC to CPVC transition

Hi All,
Supply time is here, there is 1" pvc coming from main shut off in yard to the building . I want to transition to 3/4" cpvc then branch of with 1/2" cpvc . but we live in a rural area with no HD or builders supply store just a very small ace hardware. limited fittings. I have looked for a fitting but no luck, what should I ask for that they can look up in their book of fittings. maybe I am not asking them correctly ?

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Craig
 
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Old 09-30-03, 03:37 AM
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Make the transition using a 1" x 3/4" brass coupling, then use male adapters, screwed into this coupling, this will make up the transition.
 
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Old 09-30-03, 06:08 AM
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Thanks Plumber2000,



If this was your place, would you use cpvc or copper ?

I guess I'm looking for the pros and cons before starting.

I hear people use pvc all the way but I read that joints cant handle the pressure so I have to choose cpvc or copper .

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Craig
 
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Old 09-30-03, 01:25 PM
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Code does not allow PVC inside the foundation where I'm at, plus PVC is not rated for Hot water.

If it was myself, I just got using PEX (CTI) and that is what I would use.

If I was still into copper, then that is what I would use over cpvc.
 
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Old 09-30-03, 04:53 PM
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Yes, but PEX isn't legal everywhere yet either (Can't use it anyplace in Shasta County), and it you are just doing one house and want it done in PEX, the tool investment is going to make it MUCH pricier than copper. (Can't use PVC or CPVC inside the foundation around here either.)
 
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Old 09-30-03, 05:03 PM
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PEX is talked about in UPC2000 Code, it's approved for use in Oregon, cCPVC is approved for use in Oregon, PVC is approved for use in Oregon but only outside the foundation of a structure.
 
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