Everything you Need to Know About Choosing the Right PVC Sizing and Style for a Cannabis Facility

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When it comes to choosing the right PVC pipe size and style for cannabis, there are many factors to consider. It is important to understand the types of PVC available, their sizes and styles, and how they can be used in various applications. Knowing all of this information will help you make an informed decision when selecting the perfect PVC for your cannabis needs. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about choosing the right PVC size and style for cannabis so that you can make the best choice possible.

Table of Contents:

1. Understanding PVC and its Role in Cannabis Facilities

2. How to Choose the Right PVC Style for Your Cannabis Facility

3. How to Choose the Right PVC Size for Your Cannabis Facility

4. The Benefits of Installing Sch 80 in Your Cannabis Facility

5. Conclusion: Make Sure You Choose the Right PVC

Miscellaneous sch 40 and sch 80 PVC pipe fittings
miscellaneous pvc fittings

Understanding PVC and its Role in Cannabis Facilities

PVC piping is a type of plastic pipe commonly used in many residential, commercial and industrial applications because of its low cost, ease of use and corrosion resistance. Construction pipes are typically made from PVC since it is easy to cut with shears or a hacksaw and quickly forms joints using PVC solvent cement. It is lightweight, durable and easy to install, making it an ideal choice for plumbing and drainage projects.

PVC piping comes in different types, such as rigid PVC, flexible PVC, and CPVC. Each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when deciding which type to use for a particular application. In this article we will discuss the differences between Sch 40 PVC and Sch 80 PVC and the uses they are best suited for.

Schedule 40 and schedule 80 which way sign
Sch 40 – Sch 80 Sign

How to Choose the Right PVC Style for Your Cannabis Facility

Sch 40 PVC and Sch 80 PVC are the most common types of piping used in many applications. Both offer distinct advantages over other materials, so understanding the differences between them is important when making a decision on which type to use.

Sch 40 PVC is thinner and more flexible, while Schedule 80 PVC is thicker and stronger. Sch 40 stands for Schedule 40, which refers to the thickness of the pipe. Pipe that is Schedule 80 thick is often used for underground applications for large diameter pipes because of its rigidity and superior toughness as compared to other PVC types.

different sizes of sch 80 PVC piping and fittings
Different sizes of Sch 80 Piping and fittings

How to Choose the Right PVC Size for Your Cannabis Facility

Choosing the right PVC pipe size is extremely important for many reasons. They are available in a range of sizes and can be used for everything from water lines to sewer lines, irrigation systems to electrical conduit. When selecting the proper pipe size for a cannabis facility, you will need to consider factors such as the maximum flow rate, material type, and application. The following table provides general guidelines on choosing the correct size of pipe that is needed for a given application. If you still have questions, be sure to reach out to an Eden Representative today. We can walk you through the process to be sure you choose the right style and size of pipe.

Sch 40 pvc pipe size with gpm and gph and psi

The Benefits of Installing Sch 80 PVC in your Cannabis Facility

The corrosion resistance, chemical resistance and cost-effectiveness of PVC make it an ideal piping material for large-scale water distribution systems, industrial applications, commercial buildings and private homes. Schedule 40 PVC is thinner and less expensive, but it is not as strong or durable as Schedule 80. On the other hand, Schedule 80 PVC is thicker and more expensive, but it is also stronger and more resistant to wear and tear. The wall thickness can be measured in millimeters (mm) or inches (in). For example, a Schedule 40 pipe has walls that are 4mm thick while Schedule 80 has walls that are 6mm thick.

Sch 40 PVC is usually white, while Sch 80 PVC is gray. While both types of pipes are made with high-quality materials, the difference in color indicates the different levels of pressure ratings that each type of pipe has. Sch 40 pipes are rated for up to 140 psi, while Sch 80 pipes are rated for up to 200 psi. This means that Sch 80 PVC is more resistant to pressure and therefore suitable for higher-pressure applications than Sch 40 PVC.

Sch 80 also blocks out light entirely, while sch 40 does not. Blocking out light in pipes is an important step in ensuring that the water supply system works properly and efficiently. When light enters a pipe, it can cause algae growth which can clog the pipes and reduce their efficiency. In addition, light entering a pipe can also lead to the growth of biofilm, bacteria and other microorganisms which can be harmful to humans and the plants. Blocking out light helps prevent these issues and ensures that the water supply system remains safe and efficient.

Conclusion: Make Sure You Choose the Right PVC

Here at Eden Water Tech, we strive to provide long lasting, efficient piping systems for our customers. While schedule 40 PVC can save on cost initially, schedule 80 is always recommended for all cannabis facilities. Stronger pipes that block out light can ultimately save you time and money by eliminating problems that may arise later on. Choosing the right PVC pipe for your facility does not need to be difficult, and we can help! Contact Eden Water Tech today for a free consultation.



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