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# Which pipe is suitable for hot water?

## Which pipe is suitable for hot water?

CPVC pipes
CPVC pipes are an ideal choice for hot water plumbing. They are made after adding material that goes through extra chlorination process which gives CPVC higher quality.

What is the size of pipe needed for hot water?

½” is a common measurement for old households. These days most water heater supply lines require ¾” diameter inlet size. For a tankless water heater, the size mostly varies from ¾ inch to 1 inch.

### Can PPR pipe be used for hot water?

PPR piping systems can remain functional for over 50 years, at a wide range of fluid and environmental operating temperatures. Moreover, PPR pipe exhibits excellent durability in both hot and cold water systems. Firstly, it can endure the temperature and pressure strain of hot water systems.

Can I use regular PVC for hot water?

The short answer: No. Explanation: PVC is a thermoplastic, and therefore, at some point it will begin to degrade and break down as it’s heated up. It just so happens that Schedule 40 PVC’s maximum operating temperature is 140 degrees Fahrenheit, around the same temperature that hot water gets to in most homes.

#### Is PVC pipe used for hot water?

What size copper pipe is used for water heater?

Standard these days is 3/4, standard used to be 1/2. Same goes for city water supply. There is no use having bigger pipe from the heater if the rest of the piping in the home is smaller.

## How do I calculate plumbing pipe size?

1 inch= 25.4mm, 1 ft. = 304.8mm, 1 gallon/m=3.785L/m. Water velocity should not be greater than 2.438m/s at valve seat to prevent noise and erosion. So, Pipe area should be at least equal to water flow rate divided by eight.

Can I use PPR pipe for hot water?

### Is PPR pipe good for hot water?

PPR’s maximum allowable operating temperature is 70°C for 50 years, which is around the same temperature that hot water reaches in most homes. Schedule 80 FlowGuard® CPVC water pipe, on the other hand, has a higher allowable operating temperature of 93° C.