The major properties to be considered in thermoplastic (a thermoplastic can be repeatedly softened by increase in temperature and hardened by decrease in temperature) pipe are listed and discussed, and standards for plastic piping are considered. The advantages of plastic pipe are reviewed as well as methods of strength-rating such pipes. The pipes which may be made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), Polybutylene (PB), styrene-rubber (SR) and glass-fiber reinforced epoxy and polyesters (the last two are thermoset plastics), are manufactured in a variety of sizes and standards. Types of commonly used connecting methods are described. The importance of bedding PVC pipe is discussed, as well as service connections, the need for good office records to locate buried pipe, and the storage of the pipe.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-14
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM