How to identify your Sch 40 Pvc Pipe Size

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Measure the outer diameter (OD) of your pipe and find it the 2nd column of the chart below. Now look to the left and that's the size of your pipe. You will buy fittings of the same size to work with the pipe you have. If this is a pressure rated system, move to the right to find the maximum working pressure your system will see and go up to the top of the column to see the schedule or class pipe you should have. If you are looking for flow rates, see PVC Pipe Flow Chart.) Rigid & Flexible PVC Pipe Size Chart Schedule 40 ASTM D1785 Schedule 80 ASTM D1785 Class 200 ASTM D2241

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Pipe Outside Diameter, OD FlexPVC Pipe Rigid Wall Wall Wall Tolerance +/- .01"/.25mm ID* Working/Burst ID* ID* Thickness* P.S.I.** Thickness* P.S.I.** Thickness* Pipe (Inches, millimeters) ** Inches Inches P.S.I. @68F Inches Inches Inches Inches P.S.I.** (MORE DATA) .840 (~7/8", 21.336mm) 1.050 (~1", 26.670mm) 1.315 (~1-5/16", 33.401mm) .622 .824 1.049 1.380 1.610 2.067 2.469 3.068 4.026 5.047 6.065 7.961 .109 .113 .133 .140 .145 .154 .203 .216 .237 .258 .280 .332 .365 600 480 450 370 330 280 300 260 220 190 180 160 140 130 100/400 100/400 100/355 80/250 65/200 60/175 50/125 50/125 45/100 --/-45/100 ---.546 .742 .957 1.278 1.500 1.939 2.323 2.900 3.826 4.768 5.761 7.565 9.492 .147 .154 .179 .191 .200 .218 .276 .300 .337 .375 .432 .500 .593 850 690 630 520 470 400 420 370 320 290 280 250 230 230 0.716 0.930 1.189 1.502 1.720 2.149 2.601 3.166 4.072 -5.993 7.740 9.650 0.062 0.060 0.063 0.079 0.090 0.113 0.137 0.167 0.214 -0.316 0.410 0.511 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 -200 200 200 200

1/2" 3/4" 1"

1-1/4" 1.660 (~1-5/8", 42.164mm) 1-1/2" 1.900 (~1-7/8", 48.260mm) 2" 2.375 (~2-3/8", 60.325mm)

2-1/2" 2.875 (~2-7/8", 73.025mm) 3" 4" 5" 6" 8" 10" 12" 3.500 (3-1/2", 88.900mm) 4.500 (4-1/2", 114.300mm) 5.563 (~5-1/2", 141.300mm) 6.625 (~6-5/8", 168.275mm) 8.625 (~8-5/8", 219.075mm)

10.750 (10-3/4", 273.050mm) 9.976

12.750 (12-3/4", 323.850mm) 11.890 .406

11.294 .687

11.450 0.606

*ID and wall thickness can vary from 2% to 10%. Only the pipe OD is held to tolerance. Pipe ID will vary, even along a single piece of pipe.
Large PVC Pipe Outside Diameters (PDF, opens in a new window)
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Disclaimer: Pressure ratings above are for a temperature of 68F. See chart below for higher temperatures. 73(23) 100% 80(27) 90% 90(32) 75% 100(38) 62% 110(43) 50% 120(49) 40% 130(54) 30% 140(60) 22%

Operating Temperature F°(C°) PVC Pipe

Note: The temperature ratings above are for the temp of the pipe, not the fuild traveling through it. Typically the temperature of the pipe is much less than the fluid going through it due to radiation (heat loss) and the heat barrier effect, ie the insulating properties of the pipe. (Chart and HTML copyright Flexpvc 2004-2010)

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but if you have special needs. they will all fit the fittings. we use Class 200 pipe on the verticals and sch 40 or 80 on the horizontals. and therefore strongest pipe. not the OD (Outside diameter). [Home] [Contact] [Shopping Cart] [FAQ] [Shipping FAQ] [Shipping Options] [Our Charities] [Plumbing & Irrigation Directory] [Links] 2 of 2 9/2/2010 7:21 AM . So you will use the pipe that best suits the stresses you will put on it. If you are working with a system already plumbed. pipe ID can vary. class 200 pipe will save weight and money. thicker pipe cost more. That will be your best bet to find pipe that will telescope inside of each other. However it's the wall thickness that changes. Find a pipe with an OD just slightly smaller than the ID of another pipe. depending on how much of the writing remains.shtml Further Reading: Specifications: Pipe Size Chart Flow Chart Flex PVC Pipe Specs Rigid Sch 40/80 Pipe Specs Clear Braided PVC Tubing Specs Clear PVC Hose/Tubing Specs All PIPE is sold based on the Inside Diameter (ID). If you are building a project and using fittings to construct something that will never see flow through the pipe. Sch 40 pipe is the typically used pipe for these projects because it has decent strength and widely available. Sch 80 is the thickest wall. If this is a new project.How to identify your Sch 40 Pvc Pipe Size http://flexpvc. Remember.) You can also use this chart as a general guideline to find telescoping pipe possibilities. you pick the size of pipe based on the physical strength you need. (Thinner pipe cost less. If you are trying to make something light and it won't be used for anything heavy. Sometimes you can find it written on the pipe. only sch 40. use sch 80 pipe. However.) Now the tricky part is knowing what schedule or class of pipe you have. "I need a 1" 90 degree elbow for sch 40 pipe. Click on the logo on the top left of the page to return home. use the pressure rating to guide you to what class of pipe you need. consider using the other pipe as well. depending on what class of pipe you have. you will have to cut the pipe to know for sure. We do this to reduce weight and to save money. If you measure the OD. For instance. I. so sometimes trial and error is the only way to produce a satisfactory result. If you are using it to hold up heavy opjects or span long distances. for displays." (Assuming of course you are using sch 40 pipe. you'll find it in the second column which will tell you what the ID is. In the chart above you will see all three schedules use the same OD for the pipe. the fittings used for construction projects do not come in Sch 80. you buy 1" fittings and specify the schedule for the fittings.E.com/PVCPipeSize. If you have 1" pipe.

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