Strapping PVC to Treated Lumber

Discussion in 'Plumbing Code Questions' started by Vincent J, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Vincent J

    Vincent J Florida Native

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Location:
    ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
    Is it advisable to strap PVC water pipes to treated lumber?
    My gut tells me that you can, but I thought to ask before I did and then run into problems. Thanks in advance for your replies. :)
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    The first question is, WHERE are you using PVC that it could be fastened to lumber? It shuld NOT be used indoor, and it also should not be used above ground where it is exposed to UV rays.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. Vincent J

    Vincent J Florida Native

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Location:
    ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
    The PVC is coming from my well and is utilized throughout my water treatment system which will be insulated outside before coming into my home in Florida.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Occupation:
    Semi-Retired
    Location:
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Code allowance of PVC aside, take care to use only ceramic coated screws into PT lumber.
     
  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Occupation:
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    Location:
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    ;use galvanized roofing nails...

    it really does not matter too much.. the house is not going to fall down
     
  7. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Location:
    IL
    Never heard that. Is PT lumber corrosive to other screws?
     
  8. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Occupation:
    Semi-Retired
    Location:
    NW Ontario, Canada
  9. Vincent J

    Vincent J Florida Native

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Location:
    ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
    So, I gather that treated lumber won't corrode the PVC pipes.
     
  10. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Occupation:
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    Location:
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    Maybe it will do something to the PVC in around 900 years, but not in our lifetimes....
     

Share This Page