piping in a tank

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    so i would like to know wich piping is fine for a tank, i know pvc, but there are alot of other pipes out there too for instance the white coduit pipe sparkys usually use in homes, now my question wich of these are all marine safe?
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    I would say all PVC pipes would be safe.
     
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    i use the coduit pipe with no side afects
     
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    i used the blue pvc and white marley pipes
     
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    I use the blue PVC pipes...
     
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    One thing I can mention, is that all PVC is fine - ye. BUT... Those blue pipes that Riyadhessa spoke about are IMO the right ones, as they are high pressure water pipes. The actual pipe has a thicker rim, so it can handle more pressure. This does not affect us too much as we dont pump 50bar water. I used this pipes as I am pushing 11600litres through my CLS, and prefer the stronger pipe.

    I do however think the more important issues comes in when you look at the bends and connectors. The normal sparkies 90deg bends are made to push copper wire through, not water... You will see that those grey high pressure water bends have a more curved inside - thus better water flow.

    You will find that those white sparky bends will have reduced flow through than the high pressure water bends.

    That is the main issue, but the pipe itself not really...;)
     
  8. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    oj because i hace alot of 32mm fittings but cant find any 32mm pvc pipe anywere, guess ill have to go hunting the weekend
     
  9. JD167

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    Johan, go to Brights. They have all the connections and blue pvc piping you need. There is one in Boston and one in Stikland.
     
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    Or if you want to get them even cheaper go to EFFAST which is right opposite Brights in Stikland. They are way cheaper than Brights.
     
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    Thanks brent. I'll definitely check it out next time i'm in that area.
     
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    No Problem JD. Effast are actually the manufacturers and supply fittings to brights. If you look on the fittings that Brights sell its actually marked Effast. Dont forget to ask Effast for DISCOUNT TOO. If you dont ask they dont offer. ;)
     
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    And you NEED discount!!! Trust me. Just the piping and connectors for my CLS that is about 1m x 500mm cost me about R1400!!! HELL it's a lot!!!!!:(
     
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