PVC / CPVC
Where can I use CPVC?
Copper tube size (CTS) CPVC is designed for use in hot-and-cold water distribution systems. CPVC systems are ideal for all potable water piping requirements in typical residential (single and multi-family), motel/hotel, mobile home, manufactured housing, light commercial, and institutional structures.
What is the thermal expansion rate for CPVC and how can I allow for expansion and contraction when installing?
CPVC piping will expand about 4 inches per 100 feet with a 100°F temperature change.
Additional information can be found on PPFA website. CPVC Installation Handbook
PE / PEX
What is the difference between IPS and CTS polyethylene?
Polyethylene IPS is manufactured to have a controlled inside diameter that utilizes barbed insert fittings (can be made of PVC, brass, or stainless steel to avoid corrosion problems) with the fitting held together by using stainless steel hose clamps.
Polyethylene CTS tubing is manufactured to have a controlled outside diameter that utilizes a compression style fitting.
Where can I find fittings for HDPE pipe?
We now offer a selection of fittings for HDPE pipe, conforming to:
- IPS ID (SIDR) Series Fittings in ½” to 2” size range – For ASTM D2239 PE Pipe
- The ID Series fitting will fit SIDR 7, 9, 11.5 and 15 PE Pipe in all sizes
- CTS OD Fittings in ¾” to 2” size range – For ASTM D2737 PE Pipe
- IPS OD Fittings in ½” to 2” size range – For ASTM D3035 PE Pipe
Contact your local sales representative for further details.