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Tech Talk: Effects of Heat and Humidity on Solvent Cement

October 3, 2017
Lubrizol CPVC met with Amrit Parhar, Principal Chemist at Oatey® to understand climate conditions and how it affects the use of solvent cement. Heat and humidity are two conditions that plumbers and contractors must be mindful of while working with solvent cement. Consider the Conditions Extreme heat conditions (above 90°F in direct sunlight), will begin to affect solvent cements and make them less viscous. When this happens, the solvent cements start to drip. Not only Keep Reading »

Know How Plumbing Materials Can Impact the Environment

September 18, 2017
  When considering the systems that contribute to a “high performance” home, environmental performance and energy efficiency might come to mind. This can lead builders to focus on building systems most commonly associated with energy and the environment, such as insulation, appliances and HVAC, however plumbing systems can influence several critical components of home performance that are important to today’s home buyer. These impacts not only include environmental performance, but can extend further to cover Keep Reading »

LEED Credit Basics for FlowGuard Gold Projects

September 11, 2017
  No one wants to build a wasteful, polluting building. Certainly, you don’t. As a builder, you take pride in choosing materials and methods that make the building the best it can be. In some cases, you might be building facilities that gain LEED certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third-party verification service for sustainable buildings. Whether it’s a mixed-use development or a single-family home, projects get LEED certification by Keep Reading »

Don’t Let PEX Shortages Put You Out of Business

August 16, 2017
For the second time in two years, plumbers across the United States have been struck with a shortage of PEX plumbing system components – leaving contractors on back order or searching for alternate materials. With the rapid pace of residential construction, time is money. Being put on back order not only puts the job schedule at risk, but it also can be damaging to the critical relationship between a plumber and their builders. When a Keep Reading »

Plastic Pipe Institute Issues Technical Note 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 »

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