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PVC Piping Systems Helpful Tips for Avoiding Problems  Jul 3, 2015
View my newly narrated video on how to avoid PVC pipe and fitting failures. Additional information available in booklet.

Can I Use a White 90 Degree Fitting For My Grey Conduit Run? Jul 31, 2015
Grey conduit and White or Grey water distribution PVC fittings are made of PVC, but that used for conduit are of completely different physical, mechanical, & chemical (...more)

What thread sealant to use with PVC fittings! Aug 27, 2015
This is a common question that is asked by installers when assembling PVC tapered pipe threads in a piping system. There is a common misconception (...more)

Do Solvent Welded PVC Fittings Need to be Thrust Blocked Oct 17, 2015
This is a question that many installers and project owners ask. The answer to this question is no, but we must need to know the reasoning behind this response. (...more)

How much pressure can PVC fittings stand? Nov 29, 2015
This question is frequently asked, and although the answer is elementary, the reasoning needs more explanation. The simple answer is: "Schedule 40 (...more)

PVC & CPVC Pipe Properties Dec 31, 2015
Plastic piping systems have been used in a multiplicity of applications the most common are irrigation and swimming pool, and to uses such as (...more)

Springtime Startup fitting Failures Feb 1, 2016
As Spring approaches and the winterized" irrigation systems are being recharged care must be taken to prevent (...more)

An Unhappy Customer Will Tell A Million Of Their Closest Strangers April 2016
The most difficult thing you have to do, if you deal with people is to apologize. Don’t let an apology embarrass you or cause you to feel inferior. The ability to say I’m sorry or apologize is an admiral mannerism for dealing with people. Your ability (...more)

Six Causes of Water Hammer March 2016

Within any liquid distribution system, there are six parameters that contribute to the production of pressure surges commonly known as water hammer.  When planning or analyzing failures caused by pressure surges it is important to acknowledge and assess these (...more)

Monitoring Irrigation Systems August 1987

By recording the pressure profile within an irrigation system, a pressure recorder can help locate extreme variations which can interfere (...more)

Schedule 80 Takeout Dimensions Sept 2015

The information shown is based on the dimensions controlled in ASTM D2467. It must be noted that these are specified as minimum dimensions. Therefore, it is advisable to verify the information here with the products to be used. (...more)


Schedule 40 Threaded PVC Fittings and Nipples Feb 2016

Can I get a Schedule 40 threaded nipple? This is a common question that is asked about the use of threaded fittings. Although the following information is specific to PVC plastic fittings the idea holds true for other materials. (...more)


What thread sealant to use with PVC fittings! June2016

This is a common question that is asked by installers when assembling PVC tapered pipe threads in a piping system. There is a common misconception that Teflon sealant or tape is the best for ALL threaded joints. With (...more)


6 Causes of Water Hammer March 2016

Within any liquid distribution system, there are six parameters that contribute to the production of pressure surges commonly known as water hammer. When planning or analyzing failures caused by pressure surges it is important to acknowledge and assess these (...more)