We often get calls from home-owners who was confused whether to use GI pipeline or CPVC pipe line for Bathroom Plumbing. Firstly let’s see what these 2 pipes are made of.
“GI pipes” are galvanized iron pipes made of iron/ zinc.
“CPVC pipes” are Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride made up of Chlorine/ Ethylene/ Color Pigments/ Additives.
GI pipes were traditionally used by builders & architects until CPVC pipes came in market. And now CPVC pipes are extensively used for building pipeline purpose. There are several advantages of having CPVC pipes, like
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Sir, my plumber has provided me local GI fittings (union,sockets named as UFC and UFS).Is this cause leakage in future or will become a serious issue.
GI fittings if of good quality then will last for a very long time. If there is any further plumbing work, prefer CPVC items.
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Our builder provided us with GI pipes and the building is now 10 years old. I’ve read that GI pipes last for around 40-50 years in ideal conditions. We get borewell and tanker water supply. Note – there is no reduced pressure or discoloration in the water. I understand GI pipes are more costly as compared to CPVC pipes. Now some residents say its time to get them replaced. How can we certify if they really need replacement?
Which pipe is better gi and cpvc
cpvc is way to go
Sir which one is better Cpvc or Upvc sanitary fittings for new house. Sir please reply fast.
cpvc or upvc will not matter much. cPVC pipes and connectors have evolved tremendously technically over years. For a new construction, make sure you use good quality branded plumbing supply.
Sir I am installing solar water heater and using cpvc 3/4″ pipe for outdoor on terrace and inside bathroom. I hope I have taken a good decision. Any further suggestions pls let me know for solar water heater system.
Salim ji, you should talk to local plumber & find out details about how to take measures. CPVC pipes are quite matured products, they are good, but good idea to confirm things with local plumber as they are aware of local issues.
Dear Nitin, first of all ley me congratulate you on making and maintaining this website, not let’s come to the questions, yes cpvc is good in many terms but the problem is with the jointing solution, does any of the jointing solution gives you the life of joint? What reaction will the solution give if treated with hot water? Will it not get hard and form cracks? Secondly do let me know which pipe should be used when we are taking the connection from the main line (nagar nigam pipe line)
CPVC pipes & solutions are quite matured product. We have known many homes using them over years & faces no problem. It is best idea to confirm this with local plumber. If particular area has these kind of crack complains then you need to take action accordingly. However in most cases these are extremely good products. Regarding main connection you need to check with local plumber. There are CPVC pipes available for such application as well, but confirm with local plumber.
Which one is better sir cpvc or pvc pipes or stainless steel pipes?? Sir suggest me the best pipe as my plumber fitted gi pipes previously and it bursted due to rust sir plzz reply as soon as possible
cpvc pipes are way to go. These are more value for money products.
When using plastic pipes for long time it’s may harm (cancer) ?
I have never heard any such reports on cpvc pipe, i believe it is safe.
please do your own research. metals cause cancer too, breathing polluted air in metro cities causes cancer too.
Which is better gi or cpvc for house plumbing
Which of the cpvc or GI is better as per cost view
CPVC is way to go
Which is best brand for GI pipe to install
Any opinion about composite pipes? From Kitech or Sant Rifeng ?
Never used composite pipes please check & confirm with your team & local plumbers.
Which pipes should be used for rooftops where they will be continuously exposed to sunlight?
Our builder has used GI pipes on the rooftop and CPVC pipes going from top to every house. We want to do some re plumbing to change the scheme. I would like to know if GI pipes are OK to continue. For now, we don’t see any issues with them.
Sir I reside in J&K. As u know sr, it snows here. Temperature goes below freezing point in winter . Please tell me which pipes should I use GI or CPVC ??
Narinder, we really do not have information about this. Please talk to local Plumbing experts. We really do not have infomration about In extreme weather which type of plumbing works.
Sir I have got recommendation for using Viega Make SS pipes and fittings for my house under construction, as it offers very long trouble free life as well as very hygenic and absolutely no chance of scale / rusting. While GI pipes being coated with Zinc has chances of lead leaching into water as well as rusting issues. But price difference is huge. What do you recommend between these two.
sir i am getting recommendation of using SS pipes for my house under construction from my architect. I am looking for second opinion
SS pipes are good. CPVC pipes are now used because they are equally superior. If your architect is recommending something, may be he has some good reason about it, so go with Architects decision.
Is it necessary to rip open the external / internal walls to replace old GI pipes with CPVC or is there any other way of installing new CPVC pipes in a 20 year old house ? Thanks
This is major repair will require heavy civil work.
Which are the good companies for CPVC pipes? My plumber is suggesting Ajay CPVC pipe of 3/4″ for bathroom renovation work. Is it a good company?
CPVC pipes are very matured products. Brand doesnt matter, you will get good quality. CPVC pipes are made using high tech machines.
I have seen many cases wherein CPVC pipes burst or melts while using it with geyser connection (even after using best brands). The classic example would be an issue with the auto-cut of geyser which eventually causes over-heating.
On the other side, GI pipes are expected to have rust sooner when used with hot water. I don’t know much about SS pipes.
Considering the above point i.e., using the pipe for geyser connection, let say the connection from hot point of geyser till the wall mixer tap, which pipe can be considered as safest. CPVC, GI or SS??
We have been using CPVC pipes all the time, we have never come across situation where it gets burst due to heat. CPVC pipes can withstand almost 90+ degree celcuis, that’s like very close to boiling water temperature.
What is the major reason behind that metro project are not use cpvc in water supply
Why they preferred ss pipe or gi pipe kindly help me out?
What is the major reason behind that mumbai metro project are not using cpvc in water supply
Why they preferred ss pipe or gi pipe kindly help me out?
What is technical cause instead of cpvc mmrcd useing gi pipes in internal water supply?
You can never compare commercial projects with a home project. Not just plumbing but almost all materials are different in heavy duty commercial projects
Is PPR better than CPVC ?
My plumber suggests using PPR. I hope I am not making a mistake?
Can you suggest the insulation options of terrace GI pipes which are used for water supply in residential buildings. During summer water is too hot due to extremely hot weather in Delhi NCR. Kindly advise economical solution .