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djohns
What kind of pipe ?

I'm no plumber , so I'm going to ask here . My son needs to run a waterline from the road , to his home that is under construction . He want's to use 1 1/2 " pipe for future expansion to a shop , etc . His question is , what type of pipe should he use ? PVC SChed. 40 ? This is South Louisiana , so frost is not an issue . The run will be about 350 ft.

canuk
Re: What kind of pipe ?

Sounds like the PVC would work though I'm thinking maybe use the schedule 40 ( pressure ) not the schedule 40 ( DVW ).
But I think the schedule 40 ( pressure) is most commonly found up to 1 1/4 inch.

Just a thought. :)

djohns
Re: What kind of pipe ?
canuk
Re: What kind of pipe ?

If it's rated for potable water sounds like your good to go.:cool:

djohns
Re: What kind of pipe ?

Cool . Just wasn't sure if there was a better alternative .

JLMCDANIEL
Re: What kind of pipe ?

If you are running from a municipal water line, you best check with the water authority. They may have their own requirements.
Jack

djohns
Re: What kind of pipe ?

No doubt that PVC is allowable . Wanted to make sure that it's the best bang for the buck .

JLMCDANIEL
Re: What kind of pipe ?

It may be allowable but if they only allow a 1" tap, a 1½" line is just going to cost maore and add nothing.
Jack

djohns
Re: What kind of pipe ?

I'll have him check .

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