Home Maintenance

Is PVC Food Safe?

Not just any container will do when it comes to food storage. If you’re hoping to store your food in a PVC container, you may need to think twice. Regular PVC contains BPA, a chemical found to cause diabetes, infertility, high blood pressure, and more. Another harmful chemical found in PVC is phthalates. The FDA…

Will PVC Glue Work On Vinyl?

PVC and vinyl are common materials used for many building and plumbing materials. While they are similar in use, their chemical composition makes them react differently to glues and adhesives.  PVC glue will not adhere to vinyl. To glue vinyl to itself, use Loctite Vinyl, Fabric & Plastic Flexible Adhesive or another extra strength super…

Are PVC And uPVC Pipes The Same Size and Colour?

PVC and uPVC pipes seem like they would be almost the same thing, but are they different? Do they come in the same colors and sizes? PVC and uPVC pipes typically come in different colors and sizes. PVC pipes are usually white and come in typical pipe sizes. uPVC is more rigid and is used…

Is PVC Primer Necessary?

PVC comes in many shapes and sizes: pipes, joints, valves, tanks, sheets, and even fabric. But if you want your PVC to be a specific color, you’re going to need to paint it. Using a primer on PVC will yield more constant results when painting. A coat of primer will help the paint stick better,…

Can You Glue Black PVC Pipe To White PVC Pipe?

If you’re just getting accustomed to home repair or wanting to change out something in your house, it’s good to know what you should look out for. Which kinds of pipes are better and why? Additionally, you may wonder if you can glue different types of PVC together. Many of your local plumbing codes will…

Do Light Bulbs Expire?

The light bulbs in your house always seem to burn out when you don’t have any replacement bulbs standing by. It’s as if they know! To avoid being in the dark, you may consider stockpiling a few bulbs, but will they expire before you’re ready to use them? While light bulbs don’t expire, they have…

Are Light Bulbs Resistors?

Light bulbs are one of the greatest inventions. They provide homes with light and led to other technological advancements. However, are light bulbs resistors? Light bulbs are not resistors, but they behave like resistors. Resistors limit the flow of electrons and change the energy to a different form. This is similar to how electricity travels…

Does PVC Cement Go Bad?

If you’re in the plumbing business, there is a high likelihood that you have used PVC cement at some point in your career. It’s a handy substance that a lot of plumbers simply can’t do without. The only question is, will your PVC cement ever go bad and if so, how will you be able…

Can You Use PVC Glue On CPVC Pipes?

The difference between PVC and CPVC is an important one. CPVC is graded for higher temperatures and tends to be more durable than PVC. Although the chemical makeup of these pipes is different, can you use PVC flue on CPVC pipes? PVC glue should not be used on CPVC pipes. PVC and CPVC have different…

Does PVC Pipe Float?

If you’re building a floating house platform it is important to find the right materials. The affordability and durability factors of PVC make it a desirable choice for many building projects, but how well does PVC float? Since PVC pipe has a density of 1.35 grams per centimeters cubed and the density of water is…