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Damien Ruth - Lubrizol employee

Employee MVP: Damien Ruth

July 27, 2018
Damien Ruth, piping systems consultant for the Lubrizol team, has been representing the Texas and Louisiana markets for the past four years, but is no stranger to the piping industry. Ruth spent the last 10 years of his career around CPVC, specifically selling maintenance, repair and operations products to the multifamily and housing industries. In his current position, he works with customers and potential customers one-on-one. Ruth embodies the Lubrizol team’s passion for the products Keep Reading »
Make the Switch to FlowGuard Gold CPVC

How to Make the Switch to FlowGuard Gold Plumbing Systems: A Guide for Plumbers

June 26, 2018
Starting in 2005, a rise in material costs and changes in labor availability caused plumbers to make the switch from copper to plastic pipes. With a reliable history, FlowGuard Gold CPVC was there to meet the increased demand. While PEX may be a popular choice for some contractors, documented issues with chemical leaching, system failures and more may cause some to re-evaluate their choice. Once plumbers make the switch to FlowGuard Gold CPVC piping, the Keep Reading »

California Builders: Do Your Plumbing Systems Meet State Drinking Water Standards?

June 12, 2018
Research conducted by NSF International indicates that one-third of PEX plumbing piping samples tested per the NSF 61 drinking water standard exceed California drinking water standards for methyl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE). California Code Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 5.5 establishes maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) independently from federal drinking water standards. In the state of California, MTBE is regulated with a MCL of 13 µg/L (parts per billion). When evaluated using the industry standard NSF 61 test Keep Reading »

4 Keys to Success When Installing FlowGuard Gold CPVC

April 16, 2018
No plumbing system is perfect, but a key advantage when using FlowGuard Gold CPVC is that it is the only system that allows you to take control of your plumbing system risk. While other materials like PEX and copper can fail due to factors outside of your control – such as aggressive water conditions and chlorine-based disinfection – the risk factors for FlowGuard Gold CPVC are entirely controllable. Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, makes it Keep Reading »

Top 10 FlowGuard Gold Installation Dos and Don’ts

April 4, 2018
With FlowGuard Gold CPVC, it’s easy to install piping systems that last. Use these 10 dos and don’ts to make sure that every installation is done right, preventing costly leaks and damage in the future. DON’T pre-assemble without solvent cement Installing pipes and fittings without using any solvent cement is known as dry fitting, and it’s sometimes done to check measurements. The problem is that it can be easy to lose track of which joints Keep Reading »

How to Install FlowGuard Gold CPVC

March 27, 2018
FlowGuard Gold CPVC’s one-step solvent welding process makes it easy to assemble a plumbing system. Solvent welding creates a permanent molecular bond between the pipe and the fitting, so that they function as a single unit. To ensure a hassle-free installation, just follow these five steps, which are based on the instructions created by the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association. Before you get started, always be sure that you are following your local codes and the Keep Reading »
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FlowGuard Gold is sold at distributors throughout the U.S.  Field sales reps are stationed regionally throughout the country and are available to help you find products and resources in your area. Questions? Pros can connect with a sales rep to get in touch below.

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