High tech pipes improve water use efficiency
For builders who want to get the most out of a plumbing system, the choice of piping material has a long-term impact on the project.
At the 2016 EEBA Local Toolbox event in Phoenix, Jonathan Simon, manager of North American Residential Plumbing for Lubrizol Advanced Materials, talked about some of the factors that make FlowGuard an attractive option.
Simon noted that FlowGuard pipe & fittings are made from a specialty plastic known chemically as chlorinated polyvinylchloride (CPVC), which offers increased product toughness year round and simplified installation using readily available, inexpensive tools.
FlowGuard pipe & fittings utilize solvent cemented joints, proven with more than 50 years of successful CPVC service history, and are available from ½" to 12" (dependent on manufacturer).
According to Simon, the main benefits of a FlowGuard CPVC plumbing pipe and fittings system are:
- Quiet operation
- Uncompromised water quality (no piping corrosion or copper contamination)
- Energy efficiency
- Reduced condensation
- Simplified installation
- Hot and cold water compatibility
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