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PVC Pipe Reference

Select Mechanical or Inflatable Pipe Plugs based on the
below pipe ID and along with the pressure to be blocked

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PVC and CPVC Pipes - Schedule 40
Nominal Pipe Size
(inches)
Outside Diameter
(inches)
Minimum Wall Thickness
(inches)
Inside Diameter *)
(inches)
Weight
(lb/ft)
PVC CPVC
1/2 0.840 0.109 0.622 0.16 0.17
3/4 1.050 0.113 0.824 0.21 0.23
1 1.315 0.133 1.049 0.32 0.34
1 1/4 1.660 0.140 1.380 0.43 0.46
1 1/2 1.900 0.145 1.610 0.51 0.55
2 2.375 0.154 2.067 0.68 0.74
2 1/2 2.875 0.203 2.469 1.07 1.18
3 3.500 0.216 3.068 1.41 1.54
4 4.500 0.237 4.026 2.01 2.20
5 5.563 0.258 5.047 2.73
6 6.625 0.280 6.065 3.53 3.86
8 8.625 0.322 7.981 5.39 5.81
10 10.750 0.365 10.020 7.55 8.24
12 12.750 0.406 11.938 10.01 10.89
14 14.000 0.438 13.124 11.80
16 16.000 0.500 15.000 15.43
PVC and CPVC Pipes - Schedule 80
1/2 0.840 0.147 0.546 0.20 0.22
3/4 1.050 0.154 0.742 0.27 0.30
1 1.315 0.179 0.957 0.41 0.44
1 1/4 1.660 0.191 1.278 0.52 0.61
1 1/2 1.900 0.200 1.500 0.67 0.74
2 2.375 0.218 1.939 0.95 1.02
2 1/2 2.875 0.276 2.323 1.45 1.56
3 3.500 0.300 2.900 1.94 2.09
4 4.500 0.337 3.826 2.75 3.05
5 5.563 0.375 4.813 3.87
6 6.625 0.432 5.761 5.42 5.82
8 8.625 0.500 7.625 8.05 8.83
10 10.750 0.593 9.564 12.00 13.09
12 12.750 0.687 11.376 16.50 18.0
14 14.000 0.750 12.500 19.30
16 16.000 0.843 14.314 25.44

*) Inside Diameter = Outside Diameter - 2 x Minimum Wall Thickness

PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride

  • strong and rigid
  • resistant to a variety of acids and bases
  • may be damaged by some solvents and chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • maximum usable temperature 140oF (60oC)
  • usable for water, gas and drainage systems
  • not useable in hot water systems
Operating Temp (°F) Operating Temp (°C) De-Rating Factor
73 22.8 1.00
80 26.7 0.88
90 32.2 0.75
100 37.8 0.62
110 43.3 0.51
120 48.9 0.40
130 54.4 0.31
140 60 0.22

CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride

  • similar to PVC - but designed for water up to approx. 180oF (82oC)
Operating Temp (°F) Operating Temp (°C) De-Rating Factor
73 - 80 22.8 - 26.7 1.00
90 32.2 0.91
100 37.8 0.82
110 43.3 0.72
120 48.9 0.65
130 54.4 0.57
140 60 0.50
150 65.6 0.42
160 71.1 0.40
170 76.7 0.29
180 82.2 0.25
200 93.3 0.20