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

 
Installation

Solvent Cement Success – It’s Math and Science in Seven Steps

By: Antonino Cantone

Experienced installers of FlowGuard® CPVC pipe and fittings for plumbing and HVAC projects know: a high standard of workmanship in the joining method depends on following the directions for...

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Installation, CPVC Performance

Understanding the Burst Resistance of CPVC Pipe

By: Antonino Cantone

When designing a new plastic piping system, it is crucial to keep in mind that the success of that system depends on a number of key factors: the quality of the parts manufactured ; the stresses...

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Installation, Health and Safety

FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings: The Sensible Choice for Saudi Arabian Water

By: Antonino Cantone

For many years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia faced challenges from a lack of water resources. While KSA’s cities have addressed this issue by relying on alternative methods to meet supply needs,...

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Installation, CPVC FlowGuard

Integrating FlowGuard® CPVC into Existing Metal Piping Systems

By: Antonino Cantone

We have already shared the fundamentals for the proper installation of FlowGuard® CPVC piping systems that can deliver system reliability for 50+ years. Mastery of these fundamentals is so simple...

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Installation

How Solvent Cement Works

By: Antonino Cantone

CPVC plumbing systems are some of the most reliable on the market, thanks in large part to their strong pipe and fitting seams. CPVC is welded together using solvent cement, which is much...

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Installation, System Design, Material Comparison, Health and Safety

Frequently Asked Safety Questions About FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe and Fittings

By: Antonino Cantone

The safety and reliability of any material used within the home should be the most important consideration for any homeowner. The material used to distribute drinking and bathing water throughout...

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Installation, Material Comparison

How CPVC Can Save You Money On Installation

By: Antonino Cantone

Installing a brand new plumbing system or upgrading an existing one can be a costly venture. That’s why price-conscious plumbers, contractors, and homeowners turn to materials that can save money,...

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Installation, Material Comparison

What You Need to Know About Storing and Handling CPVC Pipe

By: Antonino Cantone

While a strong, durable material, FlowGuard® CPVC can be damaged if mishandled or improperly stored. For this reason, plumbers should keep the following suggestions in mind when bringing CPVC...

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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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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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