Is there such a thing as clear PVC?

If you are REALLY familiar with PVC, you probably also know that it now comes in clear form. These clear PVC pipes and fittings are harder to come by than standard white or gray PVC. Where you do find it, clear PVC is often more expensive than standard PVC of the same size and schedule.

What is clear PVC pipe used for?

Clear PVC is routinely used as dual-containment piping for high purity piping runs where quick identification of primary tubing and visual leak detection is critical. Other applications include chemical processing, electroplating, medical/hospital use, laboratory applications, beverage processing and cosmetics.

What sizes do PVC pipes come in?

PVC pipe can come in sizes ranging from 1/8″ to 24″ and larger.

Can PVC be transparent?

PVC is an amorphous polymer and as a result its products are basically transparent. PVC products are non-transparent when they are manufactured using compounding agents that are non-compatible. The haze value is used to measure the transparency of plastic products.

How long does clear PVC tubing last?

approximately 100 years
As one of the most-used plumbing materials, PVC pipe is known for being very durable and long-lasting. In fact, PVC pipes last approximately 100 years.

How do I know the size of my PVC pipe?

If you purchased your PVC pipe from a hardware store, you can use the markings on the side of the pipe to tell you what size you have. It will normally indicate the size in decimal or fraction, close to where the manufacturer’s name is, such as ‘1.25’ (for 1-1/4″) or “3/4” (for 3/4″… obviously).

What is the thickest PVC pipe?

Schedule 120 pipes are the thickest commonly available PVC pipes and are available in fewer sizes than the schedule 40 or 80 pipes. These pipes allow for the most pressure out of the three. They are available from 1/2 inch to 8 inches. The wall thickness varies from 0.360 inch to 1.436 inches.

What is PVC tubing?

Wholesale PVC Tubing (Vinyl Tubing) Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC) is possibly the most versatile product from the chemical industry. It’s used extensively in construction from siding, to wire insulation, to window frames to pipe.

What is PVC elbow?

A PVC street elbow (sometimes called a street or service bay) is a pipe or pipe fitting that connects a length of pipe and another fitting at an angle.