Black plastic pipe


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Old 07-12-05, 01:32 PM
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Black plastic pipe

The water supply line from my well is a black plastic pipe 1 inch ID, approx 1.2 inch OD. I can't see any labeling on the pipe and I'm wondering what material it's likely to be. I need to work on the system and want to get compatible adhesive. It was probably installed in the 1960s. Hoping this is elementary to you plumbing wizards.
 
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Old 07-13-05, 05:20 PM
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I'd probably start with polyethylene pipe for what you are descibing. This is formable for elbows with broad sweeps, not rigid piping like ABS which would be choice #2.
 
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Old 07-14-05, 01:59 PM
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Thanks. Here's the rest of the story. I need to tie into the water supply line from the well to install a sediment filter. I'll need to add some pipe. Can I use PVC or is CPVC more appropriate for this?
 
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Old 07-14-05, 05:05 PM
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CPVC is used as water piping, where allowed.

Good luck with your project...
 
 

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