You don’t usually think much about your plumbing in Eau Claire -until something goes wrong. If you are having a problem or are considering replacing some of your pipes or perhaps your water heater, it’s not a bad idea to check into what technology has to offer these days.
Even things as seemingly dull as your kitchen sink or bathroom pipes are the subjects of research on a regular basis. Companies want to stay ahead of the curve, so they create new technologies all the time.
Basic Safety For Home Plumbing Projects
People often have questions about installing CPVC pipe. They need new water lines and want to know if CPVC pipe is a good choice. Many want to know if it is really as easy to install CPVC plumbing as it looks. I mean, it requires no special tools and is really easy to put it together. You just glue it together, what could be easier?
Like most things in life, it's not quite that simple. The truth is, CPVC pipe is a perfectly good product and can be an excellent choice for water pipes, but you do need to know a few things to do it right. For starters, you need to be able to properly size the pipe in your system and you need to be able to design the piping layout efficiently. There are also some things you need to know about CPVC piping installations in particular.
Here are a few tips to help you get a good system.
Strap It Right
Strap CPVC every 4' horizontally and at least once between the floor and ceiling vertically. Use plastic support hooks and get the kind that hold the pipe a little off of the wood. CPVC expands and contracts like all plastic pipe and if it is fastened too tightly against the framing it can make a lot of popping and squeaking noises as time goes on.
Stay Away From Heat Sources
Don't run CPVC pipes too close to heat sources, such as can lights or flue vents. A good rule of thumb is to stay at least 12" away from these kinds of things.
Check All Products For Compatibility
Last of all make sure that any pipe dope or other chemicals that come into contact with any part of the piping system are approved and listed as safe for CPVC. Some chemicals can have a damaging effect on the plastic pipe, causing failures months and even years later. That doesn't mean CPVC is not a good product, just pay attention to what you use with it.
These tips should help your next CPVC project be a success!
Copyright 2008 Bryan Stevens
What Is a Plumbing Trap and What Is It Used for?
Being a plumber can be quite interesting given the variety of jobs that can be done in different kinds of settings. There are small scale jobs that a plumber can perform such as plumbing work that is done in the home. Large scale plumbing jobs are done in commercial buildings, industries and big residential complexes. The plumber requires a variety of skills to be able to handle the wide variety of plumbing jobs which need to be done on behalf of clients.
What Commercial Plumbers Do
Large scale water supply systems and waste removal systems for businesses are installed and serviced by commercial plumbers. They set up equipment within the building such as toilets, sinks and water fountains and also lay the piping outside the building. Different facilities require different designs of plumbing systems. Even the plumbing needs of different commercial entities will not be the same.
Selecting A Commercial Plumber
Since each type of business has its unique plumbing needs, you need to select a commercial plumber who is experienced. A plumber who has been involved in many projects will be able to know what needs to be done in your premises. When you have a plumbing problem and call a plumber, you can be able to tell whether you have the right person for the job.
A good plumber will identify the cause of the problem and then offer a long term solution. He will even suggest other things which can be done over and above the job that he came to do. These are suggestions which will ensure that you will not experience plumbing problems in a long time.
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