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

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

Understanding the Risks of Chemical Permeation in Residential Water Systems

In the first post in our Healthy Home series, we reviewed the important issue of biofilm formation in residential piping and the difference in the biofilm growth potential of PEX and CPVC piping. For this post, we’ll examine another issue that can impact residential water quality: chemical permeation.

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Homebuilders  |  PEX  |  Water Quality

Building Healthy Homes Requires Paying Attention to Water Quality

Residential home builders have made significant progress in improving the air quality issues that can arise in today’s tightly built, energy efficient homes. Turning to materials with lower air quality impacts and increasing mechanical ventilation in accordance with ASHRAE IAQ standards has allowed builders to achieve both the efficiency and indoor air quality today’s health and energy conscious consumers are seeking. 

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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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Innovation  |  Multi-Family  |  PEX  |  Sustainability

Enhancing the Performance of Mini-Manifold Plumbing Systems

Mini-manifold plumbing systems have become a popular approach to reducing water and energy waste in multi-family and hotel construction. These mini-manifold systems, also known as remote manifold and submanifold systems, enable shorter branch lines from the hot water main or recirculating line and can result in faster hot-water delivery as well as contribute to points in both the NGBS and LEED environmental performance rating systems.

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FlowGuard Gold® CPVC  |  PEX

CPVC Can Handle the Pressure: A Comparison of CPVC vs. PEX

Domestic water plumbing systems are one of the highest liability systems in a home or building. Water damage from a failed plumbing can result in significant claims and in a domestic plumbing system, not only are you routing water throughout a building – those water pipes are held under constant pressure. 

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FlowGuard Gold® CPVC  |  Sustainability

Why FlowGuard Gold® CPVC is the Sustainable Choice

For builders and developers interested in developing sustainable homes and buildings, both design considerations and material selection can be important contributing factors. Unfortunately, some in the industry have adopted short-cuts, such as red-lists, to evaluating materials that can have the unintended consequence of making a building more harmful to the environment. 

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Compatibility

Verifying Chemical Compatibility with FlowGuard Gold® Plumbing Systems

If you’ve already seen our previous post on chemical incompatibility, you know that all materials can be subject to damage from incompatible chemicals – even high quality materials like FlowGuard Gold® CPVC. That’s why it’s important to consider chemical compatibility – how the pipes may react to materials and chemicals that touch them – during the project’s design and installation phase to ensure the piping system performs as intended for the life of the system.

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Compatibility

Chemical Compatibility and Plumbing Pipes: What You May Not Know

Not all piping materials are the same, but all piping materials can be vulnerable to adverse effects from incompatible materials. The specific chemistries involved in determining compatibility will vary based on what piping materials you use and what ancillary building products are used with them.

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Product Comparison

FlowGuard Gold® CPVC vs. Generic CPVC

Homeowners and contractors demand reliable, high-quality piping systems that deliver safe, clean drinking water over the long term. FlowGuard Gold® CPVC pipe and fittings have a reputation for quality and 60 years of proven performance to exceed homeowner and contractor expectations. 

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PEX

Plastics Pipe Institute Updates Technical Note on Use of PEX in Chlorinated Water

Potable water piping systems have a primary goal: to deliver safe and clean water to drink. Plumbing system materials, therefore, must meet specific performance criteria to ensure they are suitable for use in a potable water supply. Piping materials are tested for their temperature and pressure-bearing capabilities, and in the case of  polyolefin materials such as PEX, they are tested to determine their time to failure when exposed to chlorine.

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Installation

Earliest FlowGuard Gold® CPVC Installations Withstand the Test of Time

Beginning in 1957, the NAHB Reseach Institute launched its Research House program to develop new ideas, and performance specifications for new materials and equipment to improve the quality and/or reduce the cost of American home construction.

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