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Re: Fwd: Re:HYB: CULT: Garden labels

  • Subject: Re: Fwd: Re:HYB: CULT: Garden labels
  • From: John Gwilliam <jkg2@cox.net>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:58:19 -0700

The black pipe used in the plumbing and home building industry is ABS 
( Acrylonitride Butadiene Styrene).  The smallest size it is 
available in is 1.5".


At 09:07 AM 10/25/2008, irischapman@aim.com wrote:
>There is PVC and CPVC pipe.  They may react differently to light.
>Double check which you are using as they are often confused, one for
>the other.  It is marked on the outside of the pipe but the writting
>may very well may disapear in the sun.  The CPVC is the common pipe
>used for water pipes in houses.It is a light tan colour.  PVC is
>usually the black pipe used for waste water in homes, but there is a
>white PVC pipe. Also a grey used for electrical work to protect
>electrical wires from weaather.  This  electrical pipe is often used
>outside in all weather conditions and does not change colour or get
>damaged by UV and does not become brittle.
>Chuck Chapman
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:38:39 EDT
>From: SDAyres2@aol.com
>Subject: Re: [iris] HYB: CULT: Garden labels
>How odd.  I live next door in sunny NM.  We have over 250 of  crystal
>skies.  Temperatures are often in the low 100s in the  summer.  I have
>pipes for six years and they show no indication of  turning brown or
>What do you think is the difference?  I know  AZ is often hotter.
>In a message dated 10/24/2008 9:35:47 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
>irisgrower@cableone.net writes:
>Here in our AZ sun-those pipes turn brown, then black.  I wish we could
>I just order my markers from Paw Paws. They  are a little thin, but
>work. I
>use a label maker, print out names etc then  spray w clear UV paint.
>So far
>that has held up in our sun strength  here.
>Linda in CW AZ
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John Gwilliam

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