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Plastic Pipe Institute Issues Advisory on use of PEX in Chlorinated Water

June 28, 2017
The number one job of all potable water piping systems is to keep water safe and clean for drinking. To complete this job, a pipe has to handle standard chlorine disinfection methods used in water treatment. It is well known that high chlorine content and aggressive water conditions can cause pinhole leaks and failures in copper systems, however many in the industry might be surprised to learn that PEX systems also have significant limitations when Keep Reading »

Plumbing Pipes: From Lead to PEX and Beyond

June 27, 2017
Water is essential to life and so it’s no surprise that the history of water distribution is closely tied to the history of human development. In the modern world, the development of indoor plumbing had a significant impact on how we live our lives, and the materials used in those plumbing systems are an important part of that story that we often overlook. Over the last 150+ years, there have been six materials commonly used Keep Reading »

High Levels of Copper in California Condos Sheds Light on Common Water Quality Issue

June 19, 2017
Recently, dangerously high levels of copper were found in several luxury condos built within the last decade, prompting city officials to take action and caution residents against drinking and cooking with tap water. According to an article in the Santa Barbara Independent, water-quality tests performed by both city analysts and private consultants found copper levels in the private residences well in excess of what would be considered safe for a public distribution system. Shockingly though, Keep Reading »

Atlanta Bridge Collapse: Could the materials that brought down a bridge be in your homes?

April 25, 2017
  When the I-85 bridge in Atlanta, Georgia collapsed, there were many questions about what could have caused the fire to reach the point of bringing down a major interstate overpass. During the investigation, it became apparent that the area under the bridge was being used as storage for a common construction material – one that could be present in millions of American homes. According to media reports, the materials stored under the bridge included Keep Reading »

Frozen Pipes: What Builders & Plumbers Need to Know

February 14, 2017
  With the first deep freeze of the winter season, fear of frozen pipes and the associated water damage spikes. In the case of new homes and apartments, these concerns are echoed by builders, plumbing contractors and homeowner associations responsible for the performance and maintenance of these properties. For builders and contractors however, there are a few simple steps that can be taken during construction to help reduce the risk and ease the worry. Always Keep Reading »

Ensure the Integrity of Your Piping System Installation

December 20, 2016
Use a Complete FlowGuard Gold System Builders and contractors across America trust FlowGuard Gold to reliably deliver clean, safe drinking water. But on a recent tour of jobsites in Central Florida, we discovered that several installers were installing their FlowGuard Gold piping using non-FlowGuard Gold fittings. While this practice might help the plumber save a few pennies, this can be a dangerous practice for plumbers and builders who want to enjoy the reliability of a Keep Reading »

FBC Compatible Mobile App

July 8, 2015
Get instant access FlowGuard Gold compatibility information with our mobile app available for iPhone and Android. All the latest updates and new product information are pushed directly to the app so you always have the latest information. Keep Reading »

Tech Talk: Solvent Welding Best Practices with CPVC

November 5, 2014
The joining process utilized for all FlowGuard Gold® piping systems requires the proper techniques to ensure a durable and long-lasting system. Utilizing FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings brings durability and cost-effectiveness to any plumbing job, and a big part of these benefits is the solvent welding process used to join the pipes and fittings. Solvent welding offers a fast, simple and flexible installation process, but certain considerations need to be taken into account to ensure Keep Reading »

FlowGuard Gold®, An Ideal Product for Plumbing Contractors

October 25, 2014
Alpine Plumbing has worked with FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings for over a decade, and has experienced efficiencies, cost savings and satisfied contractors and homeowners with the product. As a premium product choice, FlowGuard Gold® Piping Systems offer plenty of advantages for homeowners—quiet operation, limited maintenance, and more. But the value truly shines through for plumbing contractors in an eminently workable product that allows quick, cost-effective, and versatile installation. For Rob Wage, co-owner of Alpine Keep Reading »

Employee MVP: Ryan Chubon

October 10, 2014
Serving dual roles as territory manager and account manager, Ryan Chubon has helped Lubrizol CPVC achieve some big wins and has his eyes on the future. Over the eight years he’s worked for Lubrizol CPVC, Ryan Chubon has seen his role evolve in a way that has been congruent with his goals of growing the CPVC business—and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “One reason I enjoy working here is because we have the Keep Reading »

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