Do’s and Don’ts
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’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