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

 
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

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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Installation

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

How to Account for Pipe Expansion in a Plumbing System

By: Antonino Cantone

Thermal expansion and contraction is a property of all piping materials. As the water and environmental temperature increases or decreases, the pipe length will fluctuate. The longer the run, the...

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Installation

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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Health and Safety

The Importance of Fire Resistant Pipes

By: Antonino Cantone

As a homeowner, your plumbing system probably doesn’t come to mind when you think about fire hazards. However, the material of your pipes plays a critical role in flammability.

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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.

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Health and Safety

How Chlorine and FlowGuard® CPVC Work Together To Provide Clean, Safe Water

By: Antonino Cantone

The most important chemical in creating clean, potable water? Chlorine.

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