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PVC pipe in self-watering container?
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Does anyone know about the safety of PVC pipe being used in a self-watering container?   The book that I have, The Urban Homestead, uses PVC pipe in its instructions, but it has been my understanding…Continue

Tags: PVC, container, self-watering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Tando Mar 30, 2011.

 

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Rebecca Tando replied to Maren Kyle's discussion 'PVC pipe in self-watering container?'
"And aluminum might not be the safest alternative to pvc...  "
Mar 30, 2011
Paul Lueders replied to Maren Kyle's discussion 'PVC pipe in self-watering container?'
"Man, there's plenty of other things to worry about!"
Mar 29, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Maren Kyle's discussion 'PVC pipe in self-watering container?'
"Good ideas, Cornelia!! I've always wondered about PVC."
Mar 26, 2011
Cornelia replied to Maren Kyle's discussion 'PVC pipe in self-watering container?'
"There are theories that PVC is harmful, and I remember the authors presenting a list of alternative materials on their blog. PVC is easy enough to avoid by using copper or aluminum pipe or drinking-safe garden hose. Good luck!"
Mar 25, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Maren Kyle's discussion 'PVC pipe in self-watering container?'
"I don't know about leaching, but PVC is a regularly used material in household water pipes."
Mar 25, 2011
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PVC pipe in self-watering container?

Does anyone know about the safety of PVC pipe being used in a self-watering container?   The book that I have, The Urban Homestead, uses PVC pipe in its instructions, but it has been my understanding that PVC is not a safe plastic.  Am I wrong that the chemicals would leech into my water and therefore my tomatoes?See More
Mar 25, 2011
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Greenhorn
A bit about me:
Book-loving mom. Trying to learn how to grow my own food, and also about canning...and maybe even a little bit about cooking it along the way as well.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Oh goodness, nothing that I ever made! My husband is the chef. He is happy to oblige all my requests for chik'n-fried seitan and braised brussel sprouts.
Currently reading:
"Word Freak" - Stefan Fatsis
Currently listening to:
Erykah Badu, Beach House, Toots & the Maytals
My latest DIY project:
Sewing a pair of shiny gold slippers for my good friend to wear down the aisle at her wedding
Web site I recommend:
http://greenheartsredballoons.blogspot.com/

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