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"For years I have had to deal with the hazards of PVC and an unsound joint or broken parts where you had no choice but to remake them and toss out good pipe work. Your RAM bits are fantastic. Being a Maintenance Manager for 20 Burger Kings I can tell you, I do my fair share of PVC work. Your Staff and company as a whole was a pleasure to do business with. Thank you."
- Mike Goza, Elgin, Illinois 60120-4648
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Q. "What does schedule or class pipe mean? Schedule 40? Schedule 80? and Class 200?"
A. The pipe schedule refers to the pipe wall thickness and is a measure of the pressure a pipe can take without warping or causing failure. The higher the schedule, the thicker the pipe wall. The smaller the diameter of the pipe, the higher the working pressure rating will be. Schedule 40 2" PVC pipe has a working pressure rating of 280 p.s.i., but 1/2" PVC schedule 40 pipe has a working pressure rating of 600 p.s.i. Consequently, each pipe size diameter will have a different working pressure rating. This is not so with PVC Class piping. Class piping designates the working pressure of the pipe to be that of the "Class" no matter what the pipe diameter size is. All diameter sizes of Class 200 piping have a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 1/2-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.109 inches and a working pressure rating of 600 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.147 inches and a working pressure rating of 850 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.062 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 2-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.154 inches and a working pressure rating of 280 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.218 inches and a working pressure rating of 400 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.113 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
• 4-inch nominal size pipe:
Schedule 40 has a wall thickness of 0.237 inches and a working pressure rating of 220 p.s.i.
Schedule 80 has a wall thickness of 0.337 inches and a working pressure rating of 320 p.s.i.
Class 200 has a wall thickness of 0.214 inches and a working pressure rating of 200 p.s.i.
As you can see, the relationship between class, schedule and wall thickness changes with the pipe's nominal size, we always suggest double checking your pipe size and pipe wall thickness to ensure you are ordering the proper tools every time.
Q. "Will the RamBit work with CTS sized CPVC?"
A. No. CTS (Copper Tube Size) CPVC has a different inside/outside diameter than schedule 80 CPVC. We offer CTS CPVC fitting savers for 1/2" and 3/4" here.
Q. "What is solvent welding?"
A. Solvent welding is the process in which the surface of parts to be joined are treated with a solvent. This softens the surfaces. Then, by applying pressure to the joint and with the evaporation of the solvent, the two surfaces bond.
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