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Talk to me about PVC. I want to use food grade...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rowbean, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Rowbean

    Rowbean New Egg

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    Am I being too cautious? I have mixed feelings about my chicken feed just sitting in that tube. Is there such a thing as food grade pvc that is affordable?
     
  2. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PVC is safe for water or food. It is what brings your drinking water to you, more than likely. It neither leeches toxins
    nor absorbs them. There is no such thing as "food grade" PVC as for as I know, and many food stuffs such as flour,
    syrup, cake icing, etc. are stored in PVC containers. As far as piping, there are different grades (called schedules) which I believe
    relates to strength or wall thickness. It is completely biologically and chemically resistant.

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