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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 »

Understanding Expansion & Contraction in FlowGuard Gold CPVC

March 20, 2018
When installing a new piping system, it’s important to remember that changes in temperature will cause any material to expand or contract. This means at warmer temperatures, the pipe will increase in length, while at relatively cooler temperatures, the pipe will get shorter. It’s important to consider expansion and contraction when installing FlowGuard Gold CPVC piping systems. If the system doesn’t allow for thermal expansion, these changes in length can put stress on the pipes Keep Reading »

FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings Are Acceptable for Use in Plenums

March 8, 2018
  FlowGuard Gold Pipe & Fittings are Listed and Labeled for Use in Plenums The following manufacturers of FlowGuard Gold CPVC pipe and fittings are listed and labeled per ICC Evaluation Service Report PMG-1264 and as required by the International Mechanical Code and Uniform Mechanical Code: Bow Industrial Corporation (Pipe & Fittings) Charlotte Pipe & Foundry (Pipe & Fittings) Cresline Plastic Pipe Co., Inc. (Pipe) Genova Products, Inc. (Pipe and Fittings) NIBCO Inc. (Fittings) Therefore, all 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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