Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

  • Use a clean cloth to clean the pipes & fittings, before installation.
  • In case of any cracks in the pipe, cut off a minimum of 25 mm beyond the edge of the crack.
  • Cut the pipe as a square (perpendicular) before making a joint
  • Deburr and bevel – ensure no sharp edges are in contact with the fittings surface while inserting the pipe.
  • Take the right precautions for installations in solar water heaters and boilers. Follow Aerocon’s recommendations and check the dry fitment.
  • Apply the recommended Aerocon Orange Medium CPVC Solvent Cement on pipe surface before inserting it into the fitting. For sizes 2 ½”and above, of SCH 40 and SCH 80, Aerocon’s Purple Primer needs to be used before applying the solvent cement.
  • Assemble the pipes and fittings quickly after applying solvent cement.
  • Rotate the pipe 90 o – 180o ,to spread the Aerocon Orange Medium CPVC solvent cement evenly in the joint, while pushing the pipe into the fitting, Hold for 30 seconds.
  • Ensure the pipes and fittings are properly aligned, to avoid stress on the joints.
  • Ensure no air is trapped once the installation is completed
  • Provide vertical and horizontal supports, as recommended.
  • Use Teflon tapes only as thread sealant
  • Before the conceal work is completed, conduct hydraulic pressure testing after installation, to detect any leaks or faults, by using Aerocon’s Plastic End Plug
  • Before the pressure testing, wait for the appropriate cure time, fill the lines lowly and bleed air from the system
  • Keep the solvent cement container closed when it’s not in use.
  • Strictly keep the solvent cement away from sparks and open flames while in use, because it is volatile in nature and can catch fire easily
  • While using and handling the solvent cement, primer and cleaners, proper ventilation & good work practices will minimize any health risk
  • Don’ts

  • Don’t use dull or damaged cutters for cutting the pipes
  • Don’t use metal hooks or nails to support/hold/put pressure on the pipes. Don’t use straps and hangers with rough/sharp edges or tighten the straps over the pipes
  • Don’t expose the pipe to an open flame while trying to bend it
  • Don’t drop pipes on their edges or on heavy objects, and don’t walk on them
  • Don’t use air on gases for pressure testing
  • Don’t use any petroleum or solvent-based sealant, adhesive lubricant or fire stop material on the CPVC pipes and fittings
  • Don’t use the CPVC pipes and fittings for pneumatic applications
  • Don’t use CPVC plastic threaded fittings for hot water above 60° C
  • Don’t use threads to join the CPVC brass fittings or plastic threaded fittings
  • Don’t smoke cigarettes while using the solvent. Its fumes can catch fire and cause severe injuries
  • Don’t let the solvent cement come in contact with skin or eyes