Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

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Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:13 pm

Yes, I know what table salt is. There are other salts of chlorine. I said "salts" because I didn't know what the chlorine turned into after reacting with pee, mucus, sweat, dead skin, excrement, and so on. I figured maybe the machine was able to salvage some of the chlorine by breaking up some of the compounds it formed. I read about it today, and it's impossible to get a straight answer, because 99% of the sites that mention electrolysis chlorination are trying to sell the machines. One site says the chlorine rejoins the sodium on the way back to the filter.

The Genie-Chlor people used to bring salt in, in bags the size of pillows. Today I read that the pool my family had would have required 1,000 pounds of salt in order to get the chlorination process up and running.

The prep school I went to before high school shocked its pool one day and promptly put us in it. The pool was outdoors, and you could smell the chlorine fifty feet away! In classes later that day, the kids could barely see.
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Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

Post by John Hasler » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:36 pm

The chlorine ends up forming various complicated compounds with the organics. The sodium forms sodium hydroxide.

> One site says the chlorine rejoins the sodium on the way back to the filter.

Don't buy anything from them. They know less than nothing about their product.

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Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

Post by liveaboard » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:19 pm

I used PEX tubing; runs through 3 shops and a short spell underground.
I have no idea if it's good in the long run, but it works great now.

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Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

Post by b4autodark » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:07 am
SteveHGraham wrote:They bypassed the safety switches! And they weren't just using PVC for air...they were using it for an explosive gas! That's Darwin territory.

In fairness, I would imagine hydrogen would also blow iron pipe into smithereens.

Not surprised that it happened at a university. Common sense and the kind of sense that helps people get good grades are not always found together.
[You wouldn't want to use iron pipe around chlorine.]
What do you base this on? I worked as a plumber at a major city water works and we had liquid chlorine delivered by railroad tanker to the filter plant. All the piping was schedule 80 socket welded carbon steel pipe from the railcar platform to the diffusers, the entire system. Even the railroad tanker was carbon steel!

We had to disassemble certain portions of piping annually for inspection, I never remember and corrosion. We chlorinated steel water mains whenever we got done working on them. They carry chlorinated water their whole service life.

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