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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

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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Installation, Health and Safety

How CPVC Improves Job Site Safety by Eliminating Hazards

By: Antonino Cantone

With any construction project, there are inherent risks and liabilities. For example, falling objects, powerful machinery, and heat used near flammable materials all create opportunities for...

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Why Plumbers Prefer CPVC for Confined Areas

By: Antonino Cantone

Every construction project, whether a new home or repair job, has its challenges. And when it comes to plumbing, one of the most common is trying to install piping in confined or cluttered areas.

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Installation, Health and Safety

Thermoplastics and Sunlight: How CPVC Withstands UV Exposure

By: Antonino Cantone

Homeowners and plumbers need to be cautious of the damaging effects UV rays can have on piping materials.

Ultraviolet light generates free radicals within thermoplastics. For thermoplastics like...

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Installation, System Design

How to Account for Thermal Expansion When Installing A CPVC Plumbing System

By: Antonino Cantone

All piping materials expand and contract with temperature changes. The more significant the change, the more a pipe’s length can change. If not accounted for in a plumbing system design, the...

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How to Install CPVC Pipe Using Solvent Cement

By: Antonino Cantone

Unlike green pipe (PPR) and metal pipes, which require heat and flame to weld joints together, FlowGuard® CPVC pipe and fittings use a process called solvent cement welding.

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How to Properly Cut CPVC Pipe

By: Antonino Cantone

Chlorinated polyvinyl chlorinated (CPVC) pipe is an easy-to-cut material that allows for onsite fabrication without the need for special equipment or electricity

Using only simple hand tools,...

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Installation, System Design, Material Comparison, Health and Safety

What is CPVC Pipe?

By: Antonino Cantone

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is a strong, durable material that has been successfully used in plumbing applications around the world for more than 50 years.

Originally developed by...

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Installation, Material Comparison

Why Installing CPVC Plumbing Systems Saves Time and Money Over PPR

By: Antonino Cantone

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as CPVC is a safe, durable, chlorine resistant, antimicrobial and recyclable material. CPVC pipe and fittings are used in hot and cold water plumbing...

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