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CPVC vs copper to move wort


Chad Ostram • Genesee Depot, Wisconsin asks,

I am looking to expand my homebrewery and was wondering if there are any issues with using CPVC pipes instead of copper to move my wort around. Minus the top service temperature of 200 ºF (93 ºC), are there any other issues that I should be aware of with using CPVC?


The most important thing to consider when evaluating materials of construction is product compatibility. CPVC or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride is a heat resistant type of PVC and is rated for continual exposure
Response by Ashton Lewis.