You don’t usually think much about your plumbing in Cutler-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
Common Types of HVAC and Plumbing Repairs
Having problems with your drainage system? Does it have leaks? You may be in the market for a plumber. Not sure where to turn? The good news is that it is fairly easy to find a reliable, experienced plumber for any of your household jobs.
One way to find a plumber is via word of mouth. You can ask friends and neighbors for referrals. They may know of someone who has previously done plumbling work at their home. Best of all, they may know someone in the neighborhood who does plumbing work who can report to your house right away.
If you can't obtain the name of a plumber via word of mouth, you can look at the yellow pages and find a plumbing company or a union. You will be shown a list of plumbers in your area along with contact information. With so many listings, you are virtually assured of finding someone to handle your situation.
You need the best plumbers if you are building a new home. The plumbing and drainage need to be detailed, and it's the plumber's task to read through the blueprint of your house. A starting plumber cannot understand properly the details in the blue prints, only those who have been in the field for a long time. Building a home needs the best plumbers so that the plumbing features can last for a long time. in the future if it leaks, you can ask a local plumber to fix it up for you.
Common Plumbing Problems and Causes