Six Advantages of CPVC Pipe Fittings

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CPVC pipes are increasingly common, and they’re found in everything from residential water pipes to industrial piping applications. The question for many is why they’re showing up everywhere despite being relatively new. Here are six advantages of CPVC pipe fittings that explain its popularity and near universal application.

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Six Advantages of CPVC Pipe Fittings CPVC pipes are increasingly common and they’re found in everything from residential water pipes to industrial piping applications. The question for many is why they’re showing up everywhere despite being relatively new. Here are six advantages of CPVC pipe fittings that explain its popularity and near universal application. Low Cost There are several ways the best CPVC pipes are a bargain over other types of pipe. PVC and CPVC pipes cost less than metal pipes to manufacture. They also cost less to assemble because you can connect pipes with off the shelf connectors. They can be screwed together and the connection points can be glued together with adhesives and sealants that don’t need to have heat applied to create a leak-proof seal. This lowers the labor costs for installing the pipes and replacing them when necessary. You can use lower cost skilled labor to install pipes instead of having to hire plumbers who can weld the pipes. Thermal Stability CPVC pipes don’t shrink or expand as much as PVC pipes and they are much more stable than metal pipes. This thermal stability has a number of advantages. It reduces the odds that the pipes will swell and burst when there’s a fire. It also reduces the odds the water in the pipes will freeze because the pipes won’t conduct the cold as quickly as metal pipes. This means you could maintain your pipes with a slow trickle of water through them. And you don’t have to wrap them in as much insulation in order to protect them from freezing. Water Safety There are several ways the best CPVC pipes improve the safety of our drinking water. The CPVC pipes don’t erode over time and you won’t end up drinking trace amounts of the metal from the pipes because of it. CPVC pipes resist the accumulation of mineral scale that can be left behind by the minerals that make your water hard. This scale can create a place of fungus and bacteria to grow. A side benefit of CPVC pipes is that their incredibly smooth surface minimizes water noise. All CPVC pipes resist chlorine so it won’t deteriorate on exposure to chlorine and it doesn’t react with chlorine to create chloramine. Versatility A major benefit of CPVC pipe is that it is cheaply and easily made to almost any size. This means you can find CPVC pipes for everything from small water pipes to a faucet to industrial water pipes. It is also able to contain wastewater and deliver it to the destination without leaking. The best CPVC pipes can be used in hydronic pipe like that found in fan coils. Another benefit of CPVC pipes is that they’re universally compatible you can connect them with old steel pipes and modern PVC pipes without the materials eventually interacting and eroding to nothing. Durability CPVC pipe is incredibly durable and this affects CPVC piping systems in several ways. These pipes resist the formation of water hammers. The pipes won’t shatter if dropped. If the structure shifts they are less likely to crack and break. If eddies do form it can vibrate and shift for some time before the connection

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breaks. They won’t break if accidentally hit during a renovation project either. Security CPVC pipes are made from plastic. This means they have no scrap value. This reduces the odds they’ll be stolen from the construction site and sold as scrap metal. It also means no one will enter the empty home and strip it of the pipes to sell for scrap. This is unfortunately a problem with copper pipe and other metal pipes.

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