|Actual inside diameter (in.)||3.042||Actual outside diameter (in.)||3.5|
|Nominal Inside Pipe Diameter (In.)||3"||Pipe Wall Thickness (In.)||.25|
|Product Length (ft.)||2 ft|
|Application||Non-Potable Water, Potable Water, Sewage||Color Family||Black|
|Core Type||Cellular Core||Material||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)|
|Maximum Flow Rate (gallons per minute)||0||Maximum working pressure (psi)||0|
|Maximum Working Temperature (F)||140||Minimum working temperature (F)||-40|
|Pack Size||1||Pipe Features||No Additional Features|
|Pipe or Fitting Product Type||Pipe & Tubing||Product Weight (lb.)||1.6 lb|
|Certifications and Listings||IAPMO Certified, NSF Listed||Manufacturer Warranty||Limited Warranty|
A: Hi, KP03 - We're not hydroponic experts so it's always best to check with those who know best. Doing an on-line scan of the subject, we saw many articles indicating both ABS and PVC are safe for use with hydroponics. Here's an excerpt from one such site: "ABS is one of the safest materials for hydroponics. This material will not release any harmful chemicals into your plants’ water supply, which makes it ideal if you are growing edibles or medicinal herbs indoors. The downside to ABS is that it’s more expensive than PVC. It also doesn’t have as many different styles and sizes available. It’s considered one of the safe plastics to use as it won’t contaminate your nutrient solution or reservoir container with harmful chemicals."
A: Good question. Cost for a couple of 2 ft. sections is about the same as a 10 ft. length.
A: Hi, Skip - There has been a tremendous increase in raw material resins over the past year or so. VPC keeps its costs to Home Depot as low as possible but Home Depot is ultimately responsible for the retail prices they charge. HD is generally the low-price leader in the retail marketplace, so you should see similar prices at competitive retailers.
A: Hi, Frank - Depending on your location, there should be 4" x 10' sticks of ABS available at your local Home Depot store. It might not be from VPC but most stores carry ABS foam core (and sometimes solid core) at their stores.
A: Hi, John - You'd need to use ABS cement, not PVC cement.