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I wish you guys could hear Hippie kid talking about the new tank. His stocking options just exploded! He's very hands on and has helped me measure everything and plan every detail.
 
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Flexible PVC comes in 3 colors right? White, grey, and black sch40 and white and black in sch80?
In believe that is right. Remember, you can always paint it with krypton fusion. Let it cure 24 hours and all is good. Paxtins tank is all white pvc painted red and it is still holding strong.
 

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Schedule 80. Might as well build it to last.
For our applications, both Schedule 40 and 80 will long outlast our tanks as long as the joints are solid... :)
 

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Do you find any issues using sch40 pipe with sch80 fittings and elbows?
I have never mixed the two, just used all Schedule 40. However there should be no issues atall as they are designed to work with each other. The only fittings I'd potentially be concerned with would be threaded sch40 fittings to threaded sch80.
 
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I have never mixed the two, just used all Schedule 40. However there should be no issues atall as they are designed to work with each other.
Y'all think schedule 40 would be fine then? It's less expensive.
 

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Personally I used sch80, looks better, comes in tons of colors, no words all over it and was only an extra $25 for the entire build.
I know know I could take acetone and stroke the pipes real good to get the words off the pipe and clean it up and then paint it all but the extra $25 was worth not having to do all that myself.
Could be a fun project for those DIYers out there too though.
That being said SCH40 is still great and works just the same especially for the pretty low pressures our tanks see compared to a home/industrial shower/toilet/sink plumbing setup.
 

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Personally I used sch80, looks better, comes in tons of colors, no words all over it and was only an extra $25 for the entire build.
I know know I could take acetone and stroke the pipes real good to get the words off the pipe and clean it up and then paint it all but the extra $25 was worth not having to do all that myself.
Could be a fun project for those DIYers out there too though.
That being said SCH40 is still great and works just the same especially for the pretty low pressures our tanks see compared to a home/industrial shower/toilet/sink plumbing setup.
I wasn't aware rigid schedule 80 even came in multiple colours??? Pretty sure it's only Gray....

Furniture Grade PVC (All the fun colour stuff) is all schedule 40, you can even get thin walled as well (Schedule 20) but it's not available in all the crazy colours, just black and white....
 

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Oh Oh Oh BTW I would recommend one of these bad boys to everyone though.
This TOOL or this TOOL depending on budget.
I wasn't aware rigid schedule 80 even came in multiple colours??? Pretty sure it's only Gray....
You're right the color pipe is 40 oops
 

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