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    Thread: "Cell Core" PVC

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      "Cell Core" PVC

      I am starting to plan my plumbing and see that Lowe's sells two types of 3" PVC. Both are sch. 40. One is called "Cell Core" DWV while the other is rated 260 psi. The price difference for my runs will amount to about $140, so I would rather use the Cell Core if it is ok. This would be on the suction side of my sieve and pump. Is the cell core ok to use going from the BD and skimmer to the sieve and pump?

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      Yes, cell core is fine at low pressure.
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      Thanks Zac, that's usually all I see in the larger sizes at Lowe's, and I was surprised to see such a big price difference online.

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      Don’t want to contradict what others are saying, but if this pipe is going to be your bottom drain connection I would spend the extra money on the solid core. Weight would be the issue, Solid core will hold up much better to weight and ground disturbance. I ran over some cell core with my tractor and it just flattened it, did the same thing with solid core and it held up. Like Steve said you can’t do custom bends which is a huge plus on BD with cell core. You can heat solid core with no issues.

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      I used the solid core under ground and the cell core on the gravity side. Oh by the way, the Lowes near me doesn't have it but the next closest has 3" x 10' solid core for 17.41.

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      Solid core PVC 3 inch DWV pipe is only $12.49 for ten feet at our local Menards. It also has a pressure rating over 200 but some stores charge a premium so shop around.
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      3 inch?
      I try to stay clear of 3 inch pipe because fittings are pricey compared to 4 inch, and you can't find them alot of the time....
      I always tell people to build using 1/2, 3/4, 1, 2, or 4.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lukef View Post
      3 inch?
      I try to stay clear of 3 inch pipe because fittings are pricey compared to 4 inch, and you can't find them alot of the time....
      I always tell people to build using 1/2, 3/4, 1, 2, or 4.
      Thanks for the tip Luke. Which fittings are you talking about? Here in SC most 3" fittings are less than half the cost of 4".

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