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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 »

Shands Hospital Turns to Corzan CPVC for Replacement Chilled Water Line

July 31, 2018
Over the past few years, Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., has been expanding dramatically, with the addition of cancer treatment center and a cardiovascular and neurological services center. But less visible have been some key renovations to the existing 35-year-old hospital tower, a 1-million-square-foot general care facility with 600 medical and surgical beds, that are just as vital to the facility’s ability to conduct quality patient care. Among those renovations was replacement of an aging Keep Reading »

Best Practices for Solvent-Welding in Hot, Humid Conditions

July 27, 2018
Solvent welding is a straightforward, affordable installation method that forms a chemical bond. In fact, a properly installed Corzan fitting is the strongest part of the system. Still, like any installation method and any building material, it’s important to consider the environment and make adjustments accordingly. Lubrizol CPVC met with Amrit Parhar, Principal Chemist at Oatey®, to understand how climate can affect the use of solvent cement. Heat and humidity are two conditions that plumbers Keep Reading »

Corzan Pipes Help Meet High-Temperature Requirements at Vet School

June 29, 2018
When a new facilities manager started work at the Oqeundo Center, a hands-on veterinary training facility in Las Vegas, he quickly got in touch with Frank McCourt at Jenni Plumber to discuss some potential issues he discovered. One problem in particular: The center couldn’t get hot-enough water to its sterilizer to ensure proper operation. The design/build project quickly became one of Jenni Plumber’s most challenging to date. The team installed a tankless water heater that Keep Reading »
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