FAQ’s

  • Where can I use CPVC? Where can I use UPVC?
  • What is the difference between a UPVC and CPVC? How do I know which one to choose for my project?
  • Is CPVC/ UPVC cost effective?
  • What is the expected performance of a CPVC water distribution system?
  • What about product availability?
  • Will CPVC save me money?
  • How should I size the lines in a CPVC system?
  • What is the thermal expansion rate for CPVC, and how can I best allow for expansion and contraction when installing?
  • Should special considerations be taken to connect CPVC to a hot water heater?
  • How can I use CPVC if I run under slab?
  • Must I use plastic insulators wherever CPVC passes through a stud?

  • How long can CPVC systems be exposed to sunlight? Can UPVC systems be used outside?
  • What are the preferred methods of cutting CPVC pipe?
  • Are there other benefits associated with the polymeric makeup of CPVC systems?
  • What about health, safety, and fire toxicity issues?