It’s Time to Make the Switch: Speed and Cost Benefits of Switching from PEX to FlowGuard Gold CPVC

March 1, 2018
Time is money and as the construction industry continues to get busier around the country, plumbers need to find ways to save both. Unfortunately, in recent years many contractors have been duped by deceptive advertising claims stating that PEX is faster and cheaper than CPVC. While the PEX manufacturers have benefitted from this false perception, plumbers across the country have left thousands of dollars on the table. These might sound like bold statements coming from Keep Reading »

Guest Post From Weld-On/IPS: Best Practices for Cold-Weather Pipe Installation

February 15, 2018
Freezing temperatures are rarely easy on any construction project, but sometimes the job must be done, regardless of the cold weather. If you’re installing a FlowGuard Gold plumbing system in freezing conditions, it’s important to use the right products and follow additional recommendations to ensure they perform as expected and stand the test of time. Selecting Cement Weld-On solvent cements have excellent cold weather stability and are formulated to have well-balanced drying characteristics in sub-freezing Keep Reading »

Built to Last: FlowGuard Gold CPVC Resists Chlorine Degradation

December 19, 2017
All plumbing system materials are required to meet certain performance criteria to ensure that the materials are suitable for use in a potable water supply. These requirements include performance such as temperature and pressure bearing capability and, for some materials, a time to failure measurement when exposed to chlorine. This chlorine resistance standard, ASTM F2023, is required for polyolefin plastics such as PEX, PERT and Polypropylene. For CPVC materials, such as those used in FlowGuard Keep Reading »

Breaking News: FlowGuard Gold and Corzan CPVC Now Approved by City of Chicago

November 8, 2017
On October 11, 2017, the City of Chicago announced a breakthrough 6-month pilot program to allow for the first time the use of FlowGuard Gold and Corzan CPVC plumbing systems within the city. In the city’s code memorandum and a subsequent email to their industry partners, the office of the Chicago Building Commissioner noted that this pilot program will enable the city to evaluate the cost and performance of CPVC over the metal plumbing systems Keep Reading »

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 »

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