On the market today there are types of PVC pipes and HDPE pipes. So, what is the difference between PVC pipe and HDPE pipe, and why does miracle rooter prefers PVC pipe? The following is a comparison of the two types of pipes.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) pipe is a plastic pipe made from a combination of vinyl material that can produce pipes that are light, strong, not rusty, and durable. PVC pipe itself is not too flexible or not flexible (cannot be rolled), so it needs a lot of fittings or connections.
White PVC pipe is more resistant to ultraviolet light, but not strong enough to withstand mildew, on the other hand, gray PVC pipe is resistant to mildew but will absorb ultraviolet light, so those exposed to direct sunlight will bend over time. PVC pipes are only used for cold water installations. And in terms of price, PVC pipe prices are 30 to 40% cheaper than HDPE pipes.
HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipe is a pipe made with high-density polyethylene material so that the type of pipe produced can withstand high compressive strength, is strong, flexible, or resistant to chemicals. HDPE pipe has the characteristics of being flexible or can be rolled, thereby reducing the use of fittings or connections.
HDPE pipe itself does not have the potential to contaminate water and become a medium for moss growth. HDPE pipes can be used for hot and cold water installations. And the price of HDPE pipe is definitely much more expensive than PVC pipe.
Tips for choosing the size of PVC pipe
1. Adjust as needed
Look again at the type of pipe that we explained earlier so you can choose the product that suits your needs at home.
2. Pipe strength test
When visiting a building shop, the seller will offer several different brands which of course you can choose according to your taste with quite varied quality.
You can also ask for the best recommendations if they are suitable for your needs.
3. Choose the right size
Use the sizing guide in this article so you don’t go wrong with buying pipes that force you to spend more money.
4. Different channels, different pipes
Not only the size, but also adjust the type of pipe with the channel you want to install the piping system on. For example, for bathroom needs with a heater system, you need a heat-resistant pipe of at least 85 degrees Celsius.
5. Use proper fittings and adhesives
The adhesive element should also not be underestimated because of its function to connect pipes. Choose a product that is usually suitable for use with the model and brand of pipe that you will buy so you don’t have to bother looking for separate glue and fittings.