Colored PVC and fittings

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  1. Mr2KiEu

    Mr2KiEu Supporting Member

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    Anyone know if Neptune's sell 3/4" Blue PVC? Don't feel like driving all the way there if they don't carry it. Or any other place local to East Bay?


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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Home Depot sells them, but they're special order. They do however ship them to stores for free usually it takes around a week though. Just search for "furniture grade pvc blue"
     
  3. Flagg37

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    I got mine from Home Depot right before Neptune started carrying it. I can’t say for sure that they still have it though.
     
  4. Bruce Spiegelman

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    BRS. Free delivery to the East Bay. :)
     
  5. cdhappy

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    I bought 3/4” Blue & 1” Red pvc pipe at Neptune’s about two weeks ago, so I’d say it’s a safe bet they still have it in-stock; not sure they have colored fittings though.
     
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  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Yes, they have colored pvc. I asked Robert awhile back in regards to their pvc pipes and he carries them in 3 different sizes. You'll have to find your colored fittings elsewhere though.
     
  7. rygh

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    Free delivery to east bay??
     
  8. ashburn2k

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    He meant free shipping anywhere


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  9. Flagg37

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    Have you been able to actually find colored fittings? I’ve only seen the white and grey ones.
     
  10. rygh

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    I have never really understood the colored pvc thing.
    What is wrong with just painting your plumbing?
    Saves a ton of time and hassle, and you get exactly the color you want.

    Covers up the globs of purple-primer as well.
    :)
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Painting is an option sure especially if it isnt submerged. But saves time? how do you figure?
     
  12. Vhuang168

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    You buy clear pvc glue.


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  13. Vhuang168

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    HD has colored fittings like the pipes. Furniture grade so it doesn’t have the flashings and are smooth the whole way around.


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  14. Flagg37

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    Wow, I didn’t see that when I bought the pipe from them.
     
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Yep, HD has them, but you have to order them since I've never seen them in the usual brick and mortar stores that I frequent. You can find some of them on Amazon as well, but it'll cost you more.
     
  16. rygh

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    Just searching online for the right colored parts takes longer than a quick squirt of paint.
    Then you wait for shipping ... and if (when) you miss a part, wait again...

    I can go to HD, get all the parts I want, start the job, go back for missing parts, get the job done, and paint, all in an afternoon.
    Although I only painted when I had my 55G, and sump was in the house.
     
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Ok saves time, as in you can do it quicker from start to finish, not saves time as in it actually saves you time to do it. Because gluing pvc is the same in both cases, just painting it requires you to prep, paint, and let dry, which takes time.

    Because if I wanted solid black pvc, and I didn't need it now, I can simply order online, and wait then bam parts are here it plumbs together the same.
     
  18. Wlachnit

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    I've used Krylon Fusion paint. Great adhesion, dries fast, looks good.....at first. Then wear and tear comes into play.
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Didn't your momma tell you not to play with your pipes!
     
  20. rygh

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    Yes, really. What are you doing that you wear the paint off your plumbing???
    :rolleyes:
     

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