# PVC 40 Conduit

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The PVC Schedule 40 Conduit calculator estimates the time to install, the length installed and the weight of PVC Schedule 40 Conduit and Tubing.

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PVC is the abbreviation for Polyvinyl Chloride.  PVC is the a widely used synthetic material used in many products including pipes.  There are two main types of PVC pipes, regular PVC and CPVC which has better properties for handling higher temperatures.  PVC Pipes are also characterized by their thickness which is indexed by schedule, where schedule 40 is PVC with thinner walls and schedule 80 has thicker walls.

The relationship between length of conduit, level of difficulty, size of PVC and the time to install comes from industry standard numbers.  The relationship between length of conduit, size of PVC and CPVC and the weight comes from industry standard numbers.  The following tables are the basis of the weight, length, and time estimates in this calculator.

 HOURS PER FOOT PVC INSTALLED Size Lvl1 Lvl2 Lvl3 Lvl4 1/2" 0.018 0.022 0.026 0.033 3/4" 0.018 0.023 0.027 0.034 1" 0.018 0.023 0.027 0.034 1-1/4" 0.030 0.038 0.046 0.057 1-1/2" 0.035 0.044 0.053 0.066 2" 0.040 0.050 0.059 0.074 2-1/2" 0.045 0.056 0.067 0.084 3" 0.050 0.062 0.074 0.093 3-1/2" 0.056 0.070 0.084 0.105 4" 0.063 0.078 0.094 0.117
 POUNDS PER FOOT Size PVC CPVC 1/2" 0.16 0.17 3/4" 0.21 0.23 1" 0.32 0.34 1-1/4" 0.43 0.46 1-1/2" 0.51 0.55 2" 0.68 0.74 2-1/2" 1.07 1.18 3" 1.41 1.54 4" 2.01 2.20 5" 2.73 N/A 6" 3.53 3.86 8" 5.39 5.81 10" 7.55 8.24 12" 10.01 10.89 14" 11.8 N/A 16" 15.43 N/A