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Myles Standridge

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02-21-2018 06:45 PM

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I have several used pieces of 6 inch metal duct and it’s a pain to work with. It comes in fixed lengths and since I had used it previously the ends are dinged and bent and I have to go back and seal all of the joints. I use mostly 4 in. sewer pipe to the machines.

Is there a plastic 6 in. pipe that is not too expensive? I looked at HD and Sch 40 10 ft is ~$40 and the fittings are expensive as well.

TIA Myles

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 06:59 PM

6” S&D is what I use. I get it at a plumbing supplier. The bog box stores don’t carry it normally. They might be able to order it though.

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#2 posted 02-21-2018 07:09 PM

Look for the kind of 6” pipe landscapers use, if you can find it. It’s very thin walled and so is less expensive than S&D pipe. I forget the schedule number.

You’ll never find it at a big box store, in my experience.

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 08:32 PM

6” thinwall (also called DWV, soil pipe, and several other names) it will be marked ASTM D2729 on the side. It’s been awhile sine I bought any but it was about $20 for a 10’ length. I also snagged some at the local Habitat store, a little dinged around the ends, but they wanted an offer…I gave them $5 each for 3 pieces. This stuff can be a little hard to find in 6” size, check local plumbing specialty houses, farm stores, and the small local lumber yeards. If you have a Menards nearby, they have 6” in 3034. It’s quite a bit heavier, but the stores I have get about $20 for 10’ on it and the thinwall fittings work.

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#4 posted 02-21-2018 09:49 PM

my brother has used the landscape drain pipe and it worked for him.
I think he had a screen to keep out the big pieces and long splinters.

there is an assortment of fittings that can be used to make a “system”.
easily sealed with duct tape and mastic.

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 10:10 PM



my brother has the landscape drain pipe and it works for him.
I think he has a screen to keep out the big pieces and long splinters.

there is an assortment of fittings that can be used to make a “system”.
easily sealed with duct tape and mastic.

- John Smith

I would be a bit concerned about the corrugations creating some turbulence and reducing airflow. I would prefer a smooth walled pipe.

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 10:33 PM

Tia – what lengths are you talking about for your entire system ?
photos of what you have may provide more accurate responses.

Kazoo – that was my question too – but that is what he used and it worked for him.
[I guess it depends on the power of the exhaust system and footage involved].
I agree with the 4” sewer drain pipe to be the most cost efficient and easy to work with.
schedule 40 PVC can get expensive for long runs.
.

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