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Rigid Bilge Blower Tubing???

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I am installing a new bilge blower because mine is so loud I can't tell if my motor is running without looking at the tach. I am going with one of the newer inline style blowers. While I am at it I would like to redo the tubing leading to the bilge. I was wondering if there is any reason one couldn't use rigid 3" PVC pipe? It would make for a much cleaner look and would last darn near forever. I just hate the look of the "dryer vent hose." I would use a rubber flex coupler from the tubing to the blower. Has anyone ever done this before? Pros/cons???
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Isn't standard HVAC metal ducting galvanized steel? Wouldn't that turn to rust quite quickly (assuming salt environment)?

I'd guess (as mentioned before) that the rigid PVC is no more flammable than the "dryer hose" stuff from west marine.
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