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The Cooney 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3, Plastic Pipe

Posted on Monday Dec 09, 2019 in PVFundamentals

Cooney Christmas Day 3 PVC Pipe

As we count down the days to Christmas, we’ve re-imagined the classic 12 Days of Christmas song! Check back tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10th for a new verse of our updated song.

The Cooney 12 Days of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas Cooney Brothers sold to me
Three lengths of pipe
Two RIDGID Wrenches, and
A pump for condensate recovery

Pipe Materials and Applications

One of the three components that make up the PVF industry, Pipe comes in a variety of materials, each for a specific purpose. From heavy-duty Cast Iron Pipe and Steel Pipe, to Stainless Steel pipe necessary to sanitary applications like food and pharmaceutical production environments, to plastic pipe, used for a wide variety of purposes.

Plastic pipe can be found in both residential and commercial applications. PVC is the most widely used plastic material and can be found in applications from DWV, water mains, water service lines, irrigation and industrial installations. PVC cannot burn without an external fuel source and does not support combustion. Most commonly sold in straight lengths of 20 feet, we can easily cut your PVC Pipe order down to your required length before delivery.

CPVC Pipe is commonly used in hot and cold potable water distribution and in corrosive fluid handling. While it can be used in fire suppression systems because it cannot burn without an external fuel source, it should not be used to store or convey compressed air.

Other common types of plastic pipe are ABS pipe used in DWV applications, PE Pipe, a lightweight material commonly used for potable water, natural gas, and lawn sprinklers, and PEX pipe, used for hot/cold water distribution and radiant heat.

See below for a quick refernece chart of the most common types of plastic pipe and their applications:

Piping Application ABS CPVC PE PEX PVC
Drain, waste & Vent (DWV) Y Y
Tubular Waste Y Y
Water Piping Y Y Y Y Y
Hot & Cold Water Distribution Y Y
Outside sewers & drains Y Y Y
Septic fields - Sub - Soil Y Y
Gas Piping Y
Chemical Waste Piping Y Y Y
Industrial Process Piping Y Y Y Y
Fire Sprinkler Piping Y Y
Compressed Air Systems Y Y

Cooney Brothers also carries a wide range of plastic pipe fittings and valves for use with the plastic pipe. As an authorized distributor of Spears, a leading manufacturer of PVC and CPVC fittings and valves, we carry a large stock of Spears fittings. Shop nearly 3000 Spears Fittings and Valves here.

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