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What is the difference between Schedule 40 PVC and Drain and Sewer PVC pipe?
Article Title: What is the difference between Schedule 40 PVC and Drain and Sewer PVC pipe?
Article Summary: Dimensions of the SCH 40 PVC pipe and the Drain and Sewer PVC pipe.
Article Date: 8/6/2008
Article ID: 506
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Drain and Sewer pipe is sized differently then the SCH40 PVC pipe. It is also lighter weight. Drain and Sewer pipe is not designed to be used for pressure applications. See sizing charts below.

Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

Nominal Pipe size

Outside Diameter

Average Inside Diameter

Minimum Wall

Max Working Pressure PSI

1/4"

0.540”

0.344”

0.088”

780

3/8”

0.675”

0.473”

0.091”

620

1/2"

0.840”

0.602”

0.109”

600

3/4"

1.050”

0.804”

0.113”

480

1”

1.315’

1.029”

0.133”

450

1-1/4”

1.660”

1.360”

0.140”

370

1-1/2”

1.900”

1.590”

0.145”

330

2”

2.375”

2.047”

0.154”

280

2-1/2”

2.875”

2.445”

0.203”

300

3”

3.500”

3.042”

0.216”

260

4”

4.500”

3.998”

0.237”

220

6”

6.625”

6.031”

0.280”

180

Drain & Sewer Pipe

Size

Outside Diameter

Wall thickness

Average Inside Diameter

3”

3.25”

.070”

3.11”

4”

4.215”

.075”

4.065”

6”

6.275”

.100”

6.075”



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