OPUS

Sewer: PVC Pipe

The sewer system of a building receives the discharge from the sanitary and storm water pipes...
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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) piping is the most widely used plastic piping material. It is available...
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Benefit of Material to Systems Application

More footage of PVC piping is used in the world today than any other piping material mainly due to its durability, safety, ease of installation, cost-effectiveness and environmental soundness. For these reasons, PVC sewer piping is the material of choice in many applications. Another huge advantage of using PVC in sewer applications compared to other piping materials is the 20 foot pipe lengths; many other piping systems have shorter lengths requiring more joints, more possibility of leaks, and higher labor costs. PVC piping is recognized as acceptable for use in sewer systems in all major model plumbing codes.

System Application and Material Usage

Most PVC gravity sewer pipe is green in color and available in sizes from 4 inch to 27 inch and larger diameters. Both solvent cemented and elastomeric gasketed bell-end joints are the preferred joining methods. PVC sewer pipe is available in solid wall, cellular core and corrugated profiles. To ensure a leak-free system, completely follow the manufacturer’s joining and installation instructions.

In testing any PVC piping systems, test hydrostatically—DO NOT TEST WITH AIR.  

Other alternate piping materials for sewer applications are: PE, metal, concrete and vitrified clay. For the reasons stated, PVC is normally the material of choice. For more information visit the PPFA Website.

Manufacturers and Suppliers Participating in OPUS

Asahi/America, Inc.

Asahi/America pioneered the market for thermoplastic valves in the United States and Latin......
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Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is the only manufacturer that offers a system of cast iron, PVC......
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Embassy Group LTD

Embassy Group LTD is a 100-percent member owned, 3.2 billion dollar corporation consisting of......
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F.W. Webb Company

F.W. Webb Company is a multi-faceted distributor of plumbing and heating, HVAC and controls,......
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Ferguson

Ferguson specializes in providing PVF, Plumbing, HVAC and Related Specialty Products and......
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Galloup Company

J.O. Galloup Company is a premier distributor of commercial and industrial piping products,......
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Hajoca Corporation

Founded in 1858, the Hajoca Corporation is the largest privately owned wholesale distributor of......
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Jomar Valve

Founded in 1966 by former Navy Commander Joseph Martin, Jomar Valve set out to change the way......
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MORSCO

MORSCO is a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF, with......
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Weldbend Corporation

Weldbend Corporation is a manufacturer of carbon steel welding fittings and forged steel......
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Winsupply

WinWholesale, Inc. is comprised of over 525 wholesale distribution locations. Along with Noland......
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