Strength of PVC


Old 12-14-11, 01:13 PM
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Strength of PVC

Outside of Plumbing question; I am interested in peoples opinions of the relative strength of Sch 40 PVC when compared to PVC electrical conduit in the same size.

I am planning a rack for the garage wall to hang a Thule Cargo box when not in use on my vehicle. The piping would be 3 foot sections attaching with "U" clamps to 3 studs, left, right and middle horizontally. There would be 2 parallel sections for a 4 point attachment from the box.

Electrical conduit seems to bend more that Sch 40 PVC for plumbing but this project of mine is not normal usage for either of them.
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Old 12-14-11, 01:32 PM
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Not sure if it's true now, but 10 yrs ago I was told the only diff between them was the UV protectant and color for plumbing PVC.

I can't imagine you'd have any problem with either one when you only have 16" between supports.
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