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FlowGuard Gold® CPVC

Discover why FlowGuard Gold Pipe and Fittings is the most well-established non-metallic piping product in the market.

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CPVC  |  PEX

The Influence of UV Light on Plastic Plumbing Systems

We often get asked about the influence of ultraviolet (UV) light on plastic plumbing systems. The answer to this question, like many others, depends on the type of plastic being used. Different types of plastics have different chemical compositions and those differences affect how they react to UV light exposure.

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Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX

Home Building 2020: How Builders Can Take Advantage of the Changing Market

Housing starts and home prices have been rising steadily for a number of years; however, that may be changing. There are signs this growth may be plateauing, or even reversing, in some locations:

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CPVC vs. PEX: Making the Switch

CPVC vs. PEX: Making the Switch

Discover why you should make the switch to FlowGuard Gold® CPVC

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Aged Piping  |  CPVC  |  Repairs

Servicing Old CPVC: Use the Right Tools to Avoid Common Concerns

Since 1959, more than 11 billion feet of CPVC piping have been installed throughout the United States. As CPVC piping has become more popular in new construction, service plumbers have been encountering older CPVC systems more and more. Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom or replacing a hot water tank, dealing with aged CPVC piping is no problem, if you keep these three keys in mind.

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Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Chemistry  |  Water Quality

When Water Treatment Chemistry Changes, How Will Residential Piping Respond?

It’s natural to think of water as an inert, harmless liquid. But for the water running through municipal distribution systems, great care is taken, and extensive treatment is required to ensure clean, safe drinking water. The source water, whether it comes from a lake, river, reservoir or aquifer, inherently contains contaminants in the form of both dissolved solids and bacteria that requires treatment.  

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CPVC  |  Copper  |  Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  R&D

Why Paul Hasty and Sons Plumbing Chose FlowGuard Gold CPVC

Grove Harris is a vice president of Paul Hasty and Sons Plumbing, a residential and light commercial plumbing service in Brentwood, Tennessee. Grove has been in the business since 1992 and today manages a team of 30 plumbers. His company made the switch to FlowGuard Gold® CPVC in 2004 and continues to use FlowGuard Gold CPVC today. We spoke with him about why they made the change and what it has meant to his business.

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CPVC  |  Innovation  |  R&D

Behind the Scenes of FlowGuard Gold® CPVC Development: An Interview with R&D Manager Chris Zook

Innovation is one of the key drivers behind the success of FlowGuard Gold® Piping Systems. We talked to Chris Zook, Applications Manager for the CPVC Research and Development group within Lubrizol Advanced Materials, to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the people and factors driving that innovation.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Plastic Piping

Types of Plastic Piping: Choosing the Right Material

It can be easy to think that all types of plastic are the same, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to plastic plumbing systems. There are thousands of different types of plastics, each with their own physical and chemical properties. When it comes to hot- and cold-water plumbing distribution systems, there are five different plastics which have been used, each with their own properties.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

How Choosing the Right Piping Material Can Help Protect Your Homebuilder’s Brand

Risk of pipe failure and water quality issues are things that few builders can afford. Yet, many expose themselves to this vulnerability by delegating plumbing material selection to their plumbing contractors.   It’s important to trust your contractors, but not at the expense of your business.

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CPVC  |  Homebuilders

What Class-Action Lawsuits Say About Residential Plumbing Material Quality

Class-action lawsuits are not uncommon in the residential plumbing industry; in fact, since 2001, there have been at least 22 class-action lawsuits involving plumbing pipes and fittings and at least 39 builders have been named as co-defendants in these class actions.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

How Plumbing Materials Can Influence Water Quality

The first post in our Healthy Home series reviewed the difference in the biofilm growth potential of PEX and CPVC piping while the second outlined the dangers that can occur if chemicals such as pesticides permeate PEX piping.

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