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yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby dendijk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:55 pm

Hello,


we were having a renovation done to the home in Jomtien beach. Now i am finding yellow pvc pipe that says water pipe on it.
Is that normal?
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:09 pm

dendijk wrote:Hello,


we were having a renovation done to the home in Jomtien beach. Now i am finding yellow pvc pipe that says water pipe on it.
Is that normal?

Yellow, white, and grey are electrical. Blue, for PVC, is water
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby dendijk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:17 pm

Thanks. So you reckon its a typo?
Because there is not 1 pipe throughout the home 20mm or 18mm that doesn't say water-pipe on it :)
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:34 pm

dendijk wrote:Thanks. So you reckon its a typo?
Because there is not 1 pipe throughout the home 20mm or 18mm that doesn't say water-pipe on it :)

It's quite possible that it can be used for water, but it would be a mistake to do so because no one would expect that the pipe has water in it. But TIT.
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby dendijk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:11 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
dendijk wrote:Thanks. So you reckon its a typo?
Because there is not 1 pipe throughout the home 20mm or 18mm that doesn't say water-pipe on it :)

It's quite possible that it can be used for water, but it would be a mistake to do so because no one would expect that the pipe has water in it. But TIT.



So thats why they put water-pipe on it because somebody uses it for water normally?
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:18 pm

dendijk wrote:
Sometimewoodworker wrote:
dendijk wrote:Thanks. So you reckon its a typo?
Because there is not 1 pipe throughout the home 20mm or 18mm that doesn't say water-pipe on it :)

It's quite possible that it can be used for water, but it would be a mistake to do so because no one would expect that the pipe has water in it. But TIT.



So thats why they put water-pipe on it because somebody uses it for water normally?

I've never seen it done or heard of anyone using it for anything other than electrical work.
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby BKKBILL » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:57 pm

My guess is someone forgot to change the marking stamp machine.

As said yellow is for electrical.
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby Ians » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:15 pm

One reason for the different colours is for safety, a yellow pipe in Thailand should indicate electric cables - "take care".
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby pipoz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:42 pm

dendijk wrote:Hello,


we were having a renovation done to the home in Jomtien beach. Now i am finding yellow pvc pipe that says water pipe on it.
Is that normal?


My electrical is in Yellow

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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby dendijk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 pm

pipoz wrote:
dendijk wrote:Hello,


we were having a renovation done to the home in Jomtien beach. Now i am finding yellow pvc pipe that says water pipe on it.
Is that normal?


My electrical is in Yellow

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Wow... the roof, the wall everything looks straight and cleanly build. Doing that all by yourself?
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby dendijk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:54 pm

BKKBILL wrote:My guess is someone forgot to change the marking stamp machine.

As said yellow is for electrical.



I am just wondering if one could be a lot like this misprints at a cheaper price?
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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby pipoz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:21 am

dendijk wrote:
pipoz wrote:
dendijk wrote:Hello,


we were having a renovation done to the home in Jomtien beach. Now i am finding yellow pvc pipe that says water pipe on it.
Is that normal?


My electrical is in Yellow

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Wow... the roof, the wall everything looks straight and cleanly build. Doing that all by yourself?


Hi,

I also ran conduits for my Power/GPO's in what will be the floor screed. The high level yellow conduits & junction boxes on wall tops/ceiling frame, are mainly for wiring for the lighting, ceiling fans and air conditioners

Me personally, I am not doing a thing.

Just using subcontractors in stages, several trades at a time.

Stopping and starting every two months, when I visit Thailand to inspect what has been done and kick off the start of the next trade

I am not in a hurry and the Build will take one year from start to finish

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Re: yellow water pipe instead of electrical pipe?

Postby Shastadad » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:51 am

They are now making an electrical conduit in gray or dark green. I only used it because they did not have enough of the typical yellow in stock for my needs

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My concern would be whether or not this yellow pipe is strong enough to handle water pressure, something that it doesn't have to do when used as conduit for wiring. I definitely would stay away from it if it needs to handle " hot " water

I posted a url for pipe sizing over in the Water and Plumbing sub forum and it might pay for the OP to read the specs on the various types of piping available here in Thailand. The chart gives "thickness" for conduit and he could compare that with regular blue pipe

http://www.thaipipe.com/products&services/upvcpipe.htm

I think that if you go through Water and Plumbing sub forum you will never see yellow pipe for water. At least I have never seen yellow used for water
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