CPVC Pressure test Question


Old 01-22-05, 09:13 PM
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CPVC Pressure test Question

I finished my cpvc supply lines,

I put 65psi in the lines and it's held for 24 hours, no problems, no leaks.

How long should I let it hold pressure, and how much pressure should I test it with.

Also what is the inspector going to want to see? I have no idea yet?
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Old 01-23-05, 07:01 PM
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Copper requires 100lb test for 5 minutes.

If you have no leak on your system, I assume you are in good shape.

I would think that they would want 100lbs at time of testing, but I don't know what they expect in CPVC.
Old 01-24-05, 09:31 AM
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I have no clue yet.

I've brought this up before, but I don't remember exactly what I should be testing it at.

Since I'm finished now, and I'm making sure everything is ok before I go back to the township office. When the inspector comes out I want to be sure it's all perfect etc... So I wanted to bring up this topic. Hopefully I can grab everyone opinion and figure out if I'll be good.

I've tested them with 65psi so far, and it's been fine. No leaks for 24+ hours.

Is it safe to pump 100 psi into the lines? I Filled it to 65psi with a bicycle pump, I think that is rated to 90psi. It took some good pumping to get to 65psi.. lol I think the pump would break if I try to reach 100psi.
Old 01-24-05, 09:35 AM
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New question* Is it safe To Pump 100psi into CPVC Lines?

Is it safe to pump 100psi into my cpvc lines?

If so which type of pump should I be using to fill the system?
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