What kind of RV sewer hose do you have? This is an important question to ask, as the answer will determine what size PVC pipe you need.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of PVC pipes and what size is best for your RV sewer hose. We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right pipe for your needs. So if you’re looking to buy a new sewer hose, read on!
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What size PVC pipe do you need for your RV sewer hose?
The size of PVC pipe you’ll need for your RV sewer hose depends on the type of hose you have. If you have a traditional black sewer hose, you’ll likely need a 3-inch PVC pipe. But if you have a newer gray RV sewer hose, then you’ll only need a 2-inch PVC pipe.
When choosing a PVC pipe for your RV sewer hose, it’s important to consider both the diameter of the pipe and the length.
No matter which type of RV sewer hose you have, make sure to use primer and glue when connecting your PVC pipe to the sewage outlet on your RV!
Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the right size PVC pipe for your RV sewer hose:
- If you have a traditional black sewer hose, you’ll likely need a 3-inch PVC pipe.
- If you have a newer gray RV sewer hose, you’ll only need a 2-inch PVC pipe.
- Consider both the diameter of the pipe and the length when choosing a PVC pipe for your RV sewer hose.
- A 3-inch diameter pipe that’s 10 feet long will be able to handle more waste than a 2-inch diameter pipe that’s only 5 feet long.
When in doubt, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and choose a larger size PVC pipe. This will ensure that your RV sewer hose can handle all the waste it needs to without any problems.
How to connect your PVC pipe to the sewage outlet on your RV?
Once you’ve chosen the right size PVC pipe for your RV sewer hose, it’s time to connect it to the sewage outlet on your RV. This can be done using either primer and glue or a quick-connect fitting.
If you’re using primer and glue, simply apply the primer to both the inside of the pipe and the outside of the fittings. Then, apply a layer of glue to both surfaces and quickly join them together.
If you’re using a quick-connect fitting, simply push the fitting onto the pipe until it’s snug. There’s no need for primer or glue with this type of connection.
Once your PVC pipe is connected to the sewage outlet on your RV, you’re ready to start using it! Just be sure to empty your tanks regularly to avoid any overflow.
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How to measure the length of PVC pipe you need?
The easiest way to measure the length of PVC pipe you need is to use a tape measure. Simply measure from the point where the pipe will connect to the sewage outlet on your RV, to the ground.
If you’re not sure how long your RV sewer hose is, you can also measure from the outlet to the connection on your RV. Just be sure to add a few extra feet to account for any curves in the hose.
Once you know the total length of PVC pipe you need, simply cut it to size using a hacksaw or PVC cutter. Then, proceed to connect it to the sewage outlet on your RV following the instructions above.
PVC pipes are available in lengths up to 10 feet, so if you need a longer pipe, you may need to connect multiple pieces. Just be sure to use primer and glue (or quick-connect fittings) at all joints to avoid any leaks.
How to cut the PVC pipe to the correct length?
There are two main ways to cut PVC pipe – using a hacksaw or using a PVC cutter. If you’re using a hacksaw, simply measure the length of pipe you need and mark it with a pencil. Then, line up the blade of the hacksaw with the marked line and start sawing.
If you’re using a PVC cutter, place the cutter around the pipe at the point where you want to make your cut. Then, squeeze the handles of the cutter together to score the pipe. Next, twist the cutter around the scored line and continue squeezing the handles until the pipe snaps in two.
Once you’ve cut your PVC pipe to the correct length, proceed to connect it to the sewage outlet on your RV following the instructions above.
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So, what size PVC pipe do you need for your RV sewer hose? Now that you know how to connect the hose to the pipe and where to put it, it’s easy enough to find out. The diameter of your RV’s sewer hose will determine the size of the PVC pipe you need. Most likely, your hose has a diameter of 3 inches or 4 inches, so a 6-inch or 8-inch PVC pipe should work just fine.
If you have any doubts, measure the diameter of your RV sewer hose before heading to the hardware store. And there you have it! You now know how to hook up an RV to a sewer line using a PVC pipe.
We hope this blog post has helped choose the right size PVC pipe for your RV sewer hose. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!