Wish we had a good answer to this question but sadly don't. You'll need to continue to check with your local store.
CPVC pipe and fittings are typically used in the house for plumbing applications. I would think for anything you would want to bury it would be a different type of pipe. You should check your local codes or talk to someone at Home Depot for guidance.
Yes, you can.
The inside diameter of this pipe is 0.485", and 3/8"= 0.375". Therefore, anything 3/8" in diameter will fit inside it with 0.11" to spare.
Yes, but check the tub valve. If it is a copper sweat fitting then you need to sweat copper in it. Not hard, but you would have to learn how to do that. If the tub valve is threaded then you have to buy the threaded ends for this pipe and glue them on with the yellow 1 part CPVC glue or the primer and orange glue and then screw them into the valve. Without knowing your situation or seeing a picture I can't help you very much. Shawano Guy
Yes, just be careful what transition fittings you use to go to copper or galvanized steel transitions say at a water heater for example. I think they recommend the expensive stainless or brass/CPVC glue fitting for that use. Those are about $5-6 per fitting as opposed to the all CPVC fittings which are < $1. If the temp is less than 140 degrees F then I don't think there is as much concern with transition fittings.
CPVC is rated for hot water. 180 degrees I think is the top heat rating on the product. Read the side of the pipe the rating is right on it. There is a PSI rating at 73 degrees F and one at 180 degrees F.
I would not put any load on it other than the pipe with water in it. You can look up the spacing requirement for pipe hangers in your state plumbing code. Mine is like every 3 feet for this sort of pipe without any additional load on the pipe. I would not hang anything from this pipe or any other active plumbing, aside from maybe well supported galvanized pipe. Also be careful of materials compatibility with this pipe. Computer cables, Romex wire, and spay foam insulation can all damage this pipe over time and so can petroleum products. It also needs room on both ends to expand especially for hot water applications. This pipe expands more than copper with water temperature changes. My application is a cold water application and I can hear the pipe move in the hangers when cold water from the well starts to run through it in the morning after it has heated up in the basement overnight.
Just go on line to check your local store!
Hello Dan! This item is stocked in the stores. Charlotte Pipe is available in a great many stores all over the country and where we are not available another manufacturer's pipe will be offered.