Burn Test Video: How Does CPVC Compare to PEX and PPR?

October 23, 2018
Fire and life safety is a vital consideration for many aspects of residential and commercial design and construction. But often left out of the equation is the piping system. It’s critical to weigh the combustion safety of your piping systems. Some types of plastic plumbing—PEX and polypropylene—will not only burn, but may drip flaming material. That’s not the case with Corzan® CPVC. Corzan Piping Systems are self-extinguishing. When exposed to fire, Corzan Piping Systems will develop Keep Reading »

Solvent Welding Best Practices: Choosing the Right Daubers

October 16, 2018
Solvent welding is an effective, time-tested installation method for CPVC piping systems, using chemistry to form a reliable, long-lasting bond. But like any building material, it’s important to follow instructions and best practices to ensure your CPVC pipes are fitted properly and will perform as designed. This includes something as simple as the application dauber you choose. In the two-step solvent-weld process, daubers are used to apply the primer and solvent cement to the outside Keep Reading »

5 Strategies to Winning a Project

September 26, 2018
A large project that your company would be perfect for just opened for bid. As expected, the list of options is long and daunting. So, what’s next? To increase your chances of securing a project, you must stand out, build strong connections, and do quality work. Here are a few strategies to help you win more projects as a contractor: Send a Complete Bid When creating a bid, it’s easy to just use the plumbing Keep Reading »
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Lead and Copper Contamination Plaguing Detroit Schools

September 13, 2018
Copper piping is a go-to material for many plumbers and builders. But before specifying, it’s important to consider the health and safety aspects of each piping system; many pros don’t realize the risk of corrosion posed by copper and other metallics—factors that can lead to failures and even health concerns down the road. The issue is currently top of mind in Detroit, where officials recently shut down drinking water throughout the school system after elevated Keep Reading »

Factors to Consider as Legionella Outbreaks Continue

September 12, 2018
Each month, new headlines blare about legionella outbreaks leading to illnesses and, in some cases, deaths. According to tracking by HC Info, July 2018 legionella incidences in the United States included 27 illnesses and one death following an outbreak in a cooling tower in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood; 11 illnesses and one death suspected to be caused by legionella in a church cooling tower in Cleveland; and two confirmed contractions of Legionnaire’s from Keep Reading »

Corzan Customer Launches ChlorFIT Piping System

August 14, 2018
GF Piping Systems, a Corzan® CPVC licensee, has introduced the ChlorFIT Schedule 80 Piping System, a line of highly robust pipes, valves and fittings ideal for hot- and cold-water supply lines in commercial and institutional projects. GF Piping Systems’ new line allows for a complete Corzan CPVC system without need for transition to copper stub-outs while offering numerous advantages over other piping materials, including use in hot temperatures and resistance to chlorine and corrosion. ChlorFIT Keep Reading »
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