Schedule 40 Piping

by Ritsos

Article about the uses and benefits of using schedule 40 piping

 The expense of installing Schedule 40 pipe is cheaper than many other types of piping that you may be considering using, and it is maintenance free. The pipe and the fittings that you will need for installation do not rust or corrode, and the extremely smooth interior walls resist any kind of buildup of deposits. Once you have put it in the ground or through the walls, you will never have to think of it again. It is an amazingly durable and wonderful product. After all, even those of us who enjoy doing DIY tasks around the house prefer not to make it harder than it needs to be.

Installation is a relatively simple process with Schedule 40 piping that you will probably wonder why you never tried it before. The pipe is easy to cut with a simple pipe cutter that you can keep handy in your pocket. Give it a few twists around the pipe and the cut is made. To make sure that you prevent the possibility of leaks, you will want to perform some standard procedures that ensure that there are no leaks in the joints. If leaks are not sealed of course, this can be disastrous and cause flooding in your home which is something you definitely want to avoid!

To join a length of pipe to a fitting successfully, you will need to make sure that there are no burrs left on the pipe from the cut that you made simply by wiping it down with a cloth. The clear cleaner that you get with the pipe is used on all parts of the pipe that come into contact with each other. The glue is applied in the same manner, with a special turn to make sure that it covers the entire surface of the matching parts completely. Water pressure is capable of finding even the tiniest hole that is not covered by glue, and that will lead to a leak eventually.

The many attributes of this piping make it well worth your consideration. Once you have tried using schedule 40 piping, no other type of pipe installation will begin to satisfy you. Give it a try for a job that is easy to do neatly and in a very short amount of time. You owe it to yourself to give Schedule 40 pipe a try for your next job to do a good quality job in a short period of time.




Updated: 11/14/2011, Ritsos
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