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    Default schedule 40 pvc used as cold water supply

    I know that sch 40 pvc is not allowed now but inspected a 12 year old home with this issue. Should I recommend replacement or what. What is the safety issue, if any.
    thanks
    DAC

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    Default Re: schedule 40 pvc used as cold water supply

    Why do you say that schedule 40 pvc isn't allowed?


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    Default Re: schedule 40 pvc used as cold water supply

    "Why do you say that schedule 40 pvc isn't allowed?"


    PVC is not listed as being approved

    From the 2006 IRC

    P2904.5 Water-distribution pipe.
    Water-distribution piping
    within dwelling units shall conform to NSF 61 and shall conform
    to one of the standards listed in Table P2904.5. All
    hot-water-distribution pipe and tubing shall have a minimum
    pressure rating of 100 psi at 180F (689 kPa at 82C).


    TABLE P2904.5

    WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPE
    Brass pipe
    Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) plastic pipe and tubing
    Copper or copper-alloy pipe
    Copper or copper-alloy tubing
    Cross-linked polyethylene
    Cross-linked polyethylene/aluminum/cross-linked polyethylene
    Cross-linked polyethylene/aluminum/high-density polyethylene
    Galvanized steel pipe
    Polybutylene (PB) plastic pipe and tubing
    Polyethylene/aluminum/polyethylene (PE-AL-PE) composite pipe
    Polypropylene (PP) plastic pipe or tubing
    Stainless steel (Type 304/304L) pipe
    Stainless steel (Type 316/316L) pipe



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    Default Re: schedule 40 pvc used as cold water supply

    The original post did not say where or how the PVC was being used that's why I asked.
    He stated in the title "used as cold water supply".
    You can use schedule 40 PVC for water service pipe.


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    Default Re: schedule 40 pvc used as cold water supply

    If you see this on the hot water side, its not rated for the temp, write it up


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    Thanks to all for your replies--it helped
    Dominic


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