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    Pipe Choice

    Contractor I'm thinking about going with runs black poly. The other runs Rigid PVC. I'm in the Northeast should this be a factor on which contractor i choose? Which do you think is the better choice.? Thanks

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    Re: Pipe Choice

    Rigid PVC is better, but other differences between them could easily be more important.
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    Re: Pipe Choice

    The problem with black poly is the connections are mechanical so they are more likely to leak. Pvc joints are glued so its a chemical bond which is stronger. Black poly can take more abuse though. For example striking it with a hammer won't do anything. Its really a toss up though, pvc is more common place now and so is flex pvc
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