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PVC pipe at low temperatures Answered

I have a question for spudgunners and other people who know about PVC. I've heard that PVC becomes bitter at low temperatures, so you shouldn't expose your spudgun to low temperature, but is it okay to leave it out in the cold and then warm it back up for use later? Does that affect the strength of the PVC? I have a problem storing some PVC in an heated environment during the winter.

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Big Bwana (author)2008-10-18

If your worried and need to use it in cold conditions there is always black walled gas pipe Schd 40 works great and it's not that heavy, and home depot will cut it and thread it to length....

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starwing123 (author)Big Bwana2008-10-19

I don't need to use it at low temperatures. I need to store it at low temperatures

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Big Bwana (author)starwing1232008-10-19

It gets to minus 40 where I'm at and the PVC downspouts and various LED light fixtures I have outside don't seem to be affected, but they are not being put under any stress, and they are not moved or touched while they are cold (( well shot of the cats climbing up them and sitting on them )) So I don't think storing it would be a problem

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starwing123 (author)Big Bwana2008-10-20

Thanks. Where I live, it will probably get to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 degrees Celsius.

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AnarchistAsian (author)2008-10-18

well, pvc doesn't really have any sensitive structure inside.

i think if you wait a few days before you need it, i guess you could use it...

don't take my word for it though! ask other people too!

-hope this helps, i love airguns

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-10-18

in general it's a bad idea to use PVC people use it because it's easy to find and they don't know any better and it's dirt cheap. Use ABS, it's much safer.

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