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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, 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 injury...

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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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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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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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System Design, Health and Safety

Why FlowGuard® CPVC For Hot and Cold Residential Plumbing Systems [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC is a thermoplastic material specially designed for plumbing system piping and fittings. It has been successfully installed in residential homes, apartment complexes, commercial...

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Health and Safety

How FlowGuard® CPVC Prevents Microbial Water Contamination

By: Antonino Cantone

Clean, potable water is arguably the most critical element for human well-being, and the adverse effects of contaminated water can be seen across the globe.

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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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