Is PVC a good choice for pipe drainage?


Quick Answer

PVC pipes are lightweight and resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for drainage. Because PVC stays dry without insulation, the material is a good choice for the condensate drains found on air conditioners and other appliances.

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PVC pipes have a number of residential, industrial and municipal applications. In both the United States and Canada, PVC pipes are the most widely used material for drinking water distribution and wastewater mains. PVC drainage pipes offer fewer clogs, easier installation and lower heat conductivity than metal pipes and fixtures. PVC pipes are less suitable for draining high temperature wastewater due to their tendency to warp and deform under heat.

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