PVC Products in Florida
PVF Industrial represents some of the world’s best-known brands, making it easy for you to find high-quality components with fast delivery and competitive prices. With over 38 years of being in the business and listening to your needs, we have assembled a complete synergistic line of the industry’s best PVC products.
We work with the top experts such as Construction Professionals, Mechanical Contractors, General Contractors, Plumbers, Municipalities, Aquatics, and more.
Every project is unique, which is why our team of expert professionals at PVF Industrial works hard to understand the most common types of pipes, valves, and fittings that are needed and used in Tampa, Florida. Each building has its own pipes, valves, and fittings from residential properties like apartments and manufactured homes to commercial properties like restaurants and hotels. Factors that determine what type of products your sewer and drain system is made from include your property’s age, the type of property you have, and what your current system needs to accomplish daily.
Our team of experts at PVF Industrial services customers located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Brandon, Clearwater Beach, Jacksonville, and throughout the State of Florida.
The acronym PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. Polyvinyl chloride is a kind of plastic that is structurally rigid and non-corrosive. This means it’s very strong and won’t disintegrate from use.
PVC plastic pipe is most commonly used by plumbers. This pipe material was designed to transport water because it won’t wear out over time like rusting steel can. PVC is also structurally very strong. When parts are correctly constructed, it can support structures that are hundreds of pounds!
There are various materials that sewer and drain systems can be made from in Tampa, Florida homes and businesses. Your indoor pipes are most likely not going to be the same material as your outdoor pipes. Fortunately, our team is familiar with a variety of pipes and the issues they may cause to your property.
Materials that are susceptible to corrosion and rust include:
Galvanized Steel pipes are coated with a zinc coating that wears down over time due to age. They can cause the interior of a pipe to become rusty and rough, providing you with contaminated water.
Cast Iron pipes are sturdy, but they suffer from corrosion and rust issues. This type of pipe suffers from “tubercules,” caused by rust forming inside the pipeline.
Materials that are durable for outdoor systems:
PVC pipes are commonly used for a variety of sewer and drain systems. They come in a variety of diameters and allow for your pipe system to be easily installed, repaired, or replaced.
PVC pipe can come in two forms: flexible and rigid. HDPEpipe is a flexible pipe material used for fluid gas pipes, and it is often used to replace pipes when they are aged or severely damaged.
PVF Industrial is committed to finding solutions for all of your needs. Whether you need an off-the-shelf product or custom fabrication, our technical sales team can assist you every step of the way. We have the resources and technical expertise to find what you need and offer the personal service you deserve. From large projects to individual products, PVF Industrial is your one-stop shop for premier PVF products, technical consultation, and world-class customer service.
We offer a comprehensive range of pipes, valves, and fittings used worldwide to transport water, gases, and aggressive media. Delivery of the products is always fast, flexible, and dependable because of our stocked 20,000 square foot warehouse.
Our understanding of the Tampa Bay area allows customers to trust in our work. All of the services we provide our customers are affordable, reliable, and long-lasting, which is why our customers trust the work we do. If you are unaware of the type of pipe your sewer and drain system is made from, contact our team today for a thorough sewer camera inspection. By inspecting your pipe’s, we can determine the exact age of your system and identify the type of pipes your home or business has.
Common PVC Pipe Sizes
You have lots of options when it comes to PVC pipe sizes. The most common sizes are 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1-/4″, and 2″. The larger the pipe size, the more rigid and less flexible it will be. Thin tubes are useful for lightweight applications and small structures, but they are poorly suited to standing up to heavy loads because the pipe will flex. As the pipes increase in diameter, so does the inner wall thickness, making them stronger and more inflexible. The smaller pipe diameters can bend and flex easily but still maintain some strength. The larger diameters are great for making structures or furniture because they will not bend and are very difficult to sheer. Larger diameters are also quite heavy and cumbersome.
The wall thickness of your pipe and fittings is called the schedule. The two most common schedules are 40 and 80. A Schedule 40 PVC pipe is usually white, and used for residential and irrigation purposes. A Schedule 80 PVC pipe is dark gray, has a thicker wall, and is used for commercial and industrial applications. It is wise not to mix schedule 40 and schedule 80 parts and pipes in one project, as they have different fit tolerances.
Besides rigidity, schedule 80’s thicker wall allows for a higher amount of air or water pressure to flow through the pipe. Schedule 40 PVC pipe will be able to stand up to most tasks that you can imagine, but if you anticipate more than 300 psi of operating pressure, consider using schedule 80 pipes and fittings.
One of the benefits of PVC plastic is that it is very resistant to corrosion over time, unlike other metal pipes. But with words like ‘vinyl’ and ‘chlorine’ as part of the acronym, people often wonder if it is safe to drink water that has passed through PVC pipe.
PVC pipe is safe for water-handling jobs below 140° F. If you anticipate higher temperature water, consider working with CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride). CPVC is much more flexible and can handle temperatures up to 200° F.