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    So in regards to a line that will be pumping from a holding tank to a head tank does it matter if the line is a black line from like an irrigation company or transparent blue line that maple dealers sell?
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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    With the short length it will only be in for a short time and boiled soon after so it should not matter.

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    The only issue with that is being able to see what is happening in the pipe. I like to see, thus I only use blue translucent pipe, many use black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    The only issue with that is being able to see what is happening in the pipe. I like to see, thus I only use blue translucent pipe, many use black.
    What benefits do you find from seeing into the pipe?
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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    Black water line "pipe" will work fine ,it needs to be for drinking water use ,some irrigation lines are not . I have several hundred feet of it in use for 5 yrs now and no issues. Depending on how much you need would be a factor.Lowes Home Depot have good deals and will cut you a break in large amounts if you ask. It is more suseptible to mold I would say,but I always do a rinse or wash back down the line at the end.

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