Polyethylene vs Vinyl tubing


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Old 07-09-06, 10:11 AM
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Polyethylene vs Vinyl tubing

Can anyone tell me the differences between the two (application is for drinking water insde the fridge).
 
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Polyethylene is harder than vinyl and won't collapse after time. The walls of the poly are thicker. Poly is white in color rather than clear, and poly is approved generally for food prep.
 
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Thanks - appreciate the reply.
 
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Old 07-10-06, 07:58 AM
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Vinyl tubing is not approved for potable applications. It tends to support the growth of mold inside the tubes. Also, depending on the size, it may not have a pressure rating for domestic water service.
 
 

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