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Where to buy larger PVC?

Unread postAuthor: crcowboyfan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:55 am

Where do you guys find 3 and 4" pressure rated PVC? The only 4" PVC that Lowes had was the cell core stuff that isn't built to take pressure.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:01 am

I found it a at a shop very near to where I used to live..
Real easy.
Just walk in and buy.


That is if you live in Holland.



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in other words..Where are you located? ( roughly)
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Unread postAuthor: crcowboyfan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:09 am

Located in the eastern US
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:35 am

McMaster Carr.

I know that and I'm not even in the US.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:43 am

Is Lowes the only store around you?

Check Ace Hardware, True Value, Home Depot, etc., etc...

I've never gotten all of my parts for a build from one store.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:07 am

You won't find it at any home improvement store as consumer level stores are for homeowners. Therefore they don't carry sizes a home owner or small plot farmer won't use for irrigation or domestic water.

You need to find the place contractors, city public works, etc buy their stuff. If they don't have fire hydrants in stock, you are shopping in the wrong place. You are looking for the place with a fenced yard in back in the industrial district with stacks of sewer pipe, large diameter pipe, manholes, fire hydrants, etc. Be prepared to bring a saw. They may wish to sell you a length of pipe 20 feet long. You may need to cut it on location to fit it in your truck.

In my area I use these guys. The key is Commercial Construction, not home improvement.
http://www.ferguson.com/
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:35 am

I get mine in a plumbing supply yard, they have a giant pile a scrap and sell me whatever I need from it for cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:56 am

Plumbingsupply.com is the cheapest I have seen. Lowes and Hope Depot dont carry it!!
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:05 am

But youve got to remember, shipping is gonna get you on any length of pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:12 am

Matty I don't think PS carries PVC pipe just fittings.
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Re: Where to buy larger PVC?

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:40 pm

crcowboyfan wrote:Where do you guys find 3 and 4" pressure rated PVC? The only 4" PVC that Lowes had was the cell core stuff that isn't built to take pressure.
Though will work fine for a 1X combustion.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:45 pm

clemsonguy1125 wrote:But youve got to remember, shipping is gonna get you on any length of pipe.


If they have a local yard, and your order is special order, see if you can sweet talk them into including your 1 piece in another shipment to avoid shipping charges on 1 piece. That is how I got a piece of 2.5 inch thinwall for the t shirt cannon. Delivery was under 1 week as they found an exiting shipment freight they could include it in. Tell them "No rush" and ask if "Can it be sent in another existing shipment?".
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