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Old 08-25-2010, 03:35 AM
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Poly pipe for WVO???

Okay guys here's one for you...

I am a Well Water Service Tech. I have access to tons of black poly water pipe from 3/4" to 1 1/4". Plus all sorts of barbed poly fittings and clamps. I also have a bunch of 1/2hp jet pumps that i am planning on using as filter pumps and transfer pumps on my set up.

My question is this.... Has anyone ever tried using poly pipe before? I have heard that PVC will degrade over time, will the same happen to poly??

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:36 AM
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Also what about PEX tubing?? I have access to a ton of that as well
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i used pex to rough things in, and where ever i used heat, it leaked. black iron with gas dope seems to be leak free for along time.
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are you asking about the material for conversion, filtering, storage, etc?
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If PVC pipe degrades I am in trouble. Fact is that I have PVC all over in my VO operations and never had a problem......that was a bout five years ago I built it all.

IMHO, PVC drgredation is kind of like copper tubing in an aluminum fuel tank. Many claim catastrophic failures but cant provide proof.
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are you asking about the material for conversion, filtering, storage, etc?
No no... strictly for the filtering, processing, and storage of the WVO. Pex is good to 180F, i have access to tons of that too. I would think it would be okay, unless it would stand up to the WVO for some reason.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:06 AM
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should be fine. just keep an eye on your wvo temps if the hot portions are pvc. Clay had a near meltdown.
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Im using pex. But its only got 2 months of use. No problems yet using oil at 180 deg.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:42 PM
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isnt clay running pvc atm in his garage?
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I use a piece of pvc pipe for a stir stick so I just left it in my barrel. Once I heated the oil to 175 I pulled it out and it was no longer straight

As soon as I get done with moving and get situated my new system will be all steel pipe
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