ABS Pipe Sizes


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Old 06-28-10, 11:57 PM
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ABS Pipe Sizes

Does anyone know what the standard black ABS pipe sizes are (nominal sizes).

I'm looking for the smallest size that has readily available fittings. I would appreciate any links to vendors or suppliers that have good photos.

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Old 06-29-10, 12:38 AM
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If you want 'readily available' the smallest size will be 1". If you hunt around you might find 1"
 
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Old 06-29-10, 08:14 AM
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If you need smaller than 1, is there a reason it need to be ABS as opposed to some other plastic?
 
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Old 06-29-10, 11:28 AM
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That's what I thought, that the most available size was 1 1/2". I was hoping that it was smaller, but I can make do with that diameter.

594tough, what other plastic would be available in black?

I'm going to be using it for an outdoor shower, for the feed piping. It's going to be ran back and forth (gravity feed) along as many passes as possible to allow the sun to heat the water. What other type of pipe would you suggest?

I was thinking that using the 1 1/2" dia pipe would be good enough to ensure a good amount of flow. Reducing it to something like garden hose would lower the amount of flow considerably.
 
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Old 06-29-10, 02:40 PM
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ABS Pipe

I don't think that ABS has the UV inhibiters in it so you can't use it exposed to sunlight, it also has a low temperature rating so that leaves out hot water, sorry.
 
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Hi I live in Ca and I don't have a pool but I have seen solar heaters on roofs for pools that sound like what your hunting for. Maybe some one with a pool can help or search the web for swimming pool solar heaters.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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Old 06-30-10, 12:01 AM
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I would think that copper would work best in that situation, but it might get a little pricey.
 
 

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