I am working on a project and i need to know how long pvc pipe will last when exposed to the elements above ground. Mainly hot, cold, rain, mild winds etc. Is 10 years a good estimate for pvc pipe? How about steel? 50 years?
Right now the two factors I am looking at are cost vs longevity.
PVC is cheap but won't last that long
steel is more expensive but will last longer than pvc.
Anyone know any other pipe materials I should consider.