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Product information, material comparisons, installation best practices, design considerations, safety information and more from the pioneer in CPVC plumbing technology.

 
Material Comparison, Health and Safety

The Effects of Hot Water on CPVC and PPR Piping

By: Antonino Cantone

Heat is used to shape and mold plastics, including CPVC and PPR, into the pipes and fitting used throughout a home or villa’s plumbing system. After processing, how a plastic material reacts to...

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Material Comparison

Hot and Cold Water Piping Material Comparison: CPVC vs. PPR

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC pipe is the preferred choice for today’s residential plumbing systems. Our material meets the highest international standards, combining durability, reliability, safety and cost...

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Installation

What You Need to Know About Solvent Cement Cure Times and CPVC Piping

By: Antonino Cantone

Curing is a critical step of the installation process because the solvent cement must dry completely before you fill the pipes with water and test for leaks. If you were to pressurize and test the...

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FlowGuard® CPVC Impact Strength and Testing [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

A reliable and lasting plumbing system demands specific performance characteristics from its pipes and fittings. One of these, IMPACT STRENGTH, predicts whether your pipes will be stored, handled...

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Installation

13 Tips For Successful CPVC Pipe Installation

By: Antonino Cantone

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe and fitting installation is quick and cost-effective. Pipes are joined with an easy solvent cement welding process and inexpensive and readily available...

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Debunking the Myths About CPVC

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings are made of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC). CPVC is a long-lasting thermoplastic with a history of reliable performance in residential plumbing applications.

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Material Comparison, Health and Safety

How CPVC Piping Limits Environmental Impact

By: Antonino Cantone

All piping materials and products have an effect on the environment. These environmental impacts range from securing raw materials needed to make different piping, to the energy required to...

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Installation

How To Install FlowGuard® CPVC In Hot Weather

By: Antonino Cantone

One of the advantages of the CPVC installation process is that it can be done in hot or cold temperatures. While the FlowGuard® Installation Guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to...

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Installation, Material Comparison, Health and Safety

Solvent Welding CPVC vs. Heat Welding PPR: Which is Better?

By: Antonino Cantone

Installation is a significant factor in the time it takes to complete a project, the long-term reliability of the plumbing system, and the overall job cost. Each of these factors contributes to...

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Health and Safety

How CPVC Better Resists Biofilm Formation than Other Piping Materials [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

Assessing resistance to biofilm growth in plumbing pipe is one of the most important specification considerations an engineer can make. That resistance is essential to keeping potable water safe...

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