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Old 04-14-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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CPVC Piping

In the 1996-97 Excella 1000's was this the only year that CPVC was used and why? Trying to be cheap or some other reason.
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I was not aware it was ever used from the factory.
Probably not the best material to use in a moving vehicle, However my 61 had been redone with CPVC so when I got it I continued with that theme, interspersed with the string reinforced flexible tubing in a couple spots and it has been trouble free for the 6 years i have used the trailer. The PO appeared to have heated the cpvc to work it around bends.
Cheap, readily available and easy to repair on the road.

I have a couple more trailers to re plumb and will probably invest in a PEX crimper and go that route but the CPVC has worked out better than I ever thought it would
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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Yes, this straight from the factory. When it was put in there are no swivel joints-ie adapter screwed into water heater and then the run. Will be a real a$$ pain to change out water heater in a couple of years.
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