Focus: New Construction – Pipe and Fittings

Focus: New Construction – Pipe and Fittings
Radolid nut and bolt protection caps from Advance Products & Systems.

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Quality construction requires quality materials, and pipe and pipe fittings form the basis of all plumbing systems. The following will help you design and install efficient systems for all your customers.

Fittings
Advance Products Radolid
Radolid nut and bolt protection caps from Advance Products & Systems use volatile corrosion inhibitors embedded within the material of the cap to protect against corrosion. Easily snapped into place, the caps are designed to fit snuggly over the nut or bolt, minimizing accidental removal. Made of low-density UV-resistant polyethylene, the caps are reusable and easy to install and remove. They are available in five styles and size ranges 1/4 to 3 3/4 inches, with standard operating temperature range of -84 to 210 degrees F. 800/315-6009; www.apsonline.com.

High Pressure Equipment fittings
Medium-pressure line fittings, couplings, tubing and nipples from High Pressure Equipment Co. are available with a 1 1/2-inch O.D. that can accommodate up to 15,000 psi. Fittings include elbows, tees and crosses as well as union couplings, bulkhead couplings and caps. Tubing and nipples are available in various lengths. 800/289-7447; www.highpressure.com.

Mainline Backflow Products STRAIGHT-FIT
STRAIGHT-FIT valves from Mainline Backflow Products come in 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes and are available in both PVC and ABS. They have a body that is extendible to whatever depth required. The gate can be extended for easy extraction as well. They have a Smart CURVE gate designed to allow a sewer snake to feed and retract without catching on the gate itself. A cleat insert in the body eases the feeding and retrieval of a snake without hanging up, reducing excessive wear on the body. An optional test gate can be used to pressure test the system or isolate the property. 877/734-8691; www.backwatervalve.com.

Uponor ProPEX Ball Valve
Code-listed ProPEX Lead-Free Brass Commercial Ball Valves for PEX-to-PEX connections from Uponor are available in sizes from 1/2 to 2 inches and are listed to ASTM F1960, NSF 14/61, NSF 359 and the Uniform Plumbing Code. The valves have blowout-proof stems and are available with stem extension kits to accommodate up to 2 inches of insulation in insulated piping applications. Both ends of the valves are manufactured with the ProPEX fitting system for expansion connections that cannot be dry fit and hold tight with up to 1,000 pounds of radial force. 800/321-4739; www.uponor-usa.com.

Victaulic Series 461
The Series 461 stainless steel butterfly valve from Victaulic is NSF 61/372 approved to meet the low-lead requirements and is rated for cold and hot potable water service. It is designed for pressures ranging from full vacuum to 300 psi, and for bidirectional, dead-end services to full working pressure. The stainless steel valve has a seat design made popular by the Victaulic Series 761 butterfly valve, which ensures full 360-degree sealing. They are available in 3- to 8-inch sizes. 610/559-3300; www.victaulic.com.


Pipe
Asahi/America Poly-Flo 
The Poly-Flo co-extruded double containment piping system from Asahi/America is available in black PE and euro grey PP-R. It is ideal for installations with space constraints and systems where thermal expansion and contraction are present. The system includes full pressure fittings, drainage fittings and machined fittings. This SDR-designed system is available in 1- by 1- by 1/2-inch, 2- by 3-inch and 4- by 6-inch, and operates up to 150 psi at 68 degrees F. The pipe and fittings act like a single wall system, important in installations with fluctuating temperatures or applications like directional drilling where opposing forces act on the carrier and containment pipes. Black PE Poly-Flo is suited for outside, above-ground applications because of its UV resistance and performs well in underground installations because of its resistance to crack propagation. Euro grey PP-R Poly-Flo is ideal for applications running at higher temperatures. It is available with manual and low-point leak detection sensors. Joining the upgraded system only requires standard welding equipment; no special clamps or inserts are necessary. 800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.

GF Piping Systems Double-See
The Double-See pressure-rated double containment vinyl piping system from GF Piping Systems offers an easy installation method, a closure coupling design that allows conformance to the ASME B31.3 test inspection requirements, and 3-D thermal expansion compensation. Both primary and secondary pipes are cut to the same length and can be joined simultaneously, saving time and preventing potential mistakes caused by staggered pipe-cut measurement errors. It offers assembled and tested fittings and a pipe cut-length guidance system that simplifies installation. The system has pipe, fittings, leak detection and access tees, closure couplings and termination fittings. It is available in PVC and CPVC; either material may be primary or secondary, with clear PVC an option for the containment pipe. System size options range from 1/2- by 2-inch to 6- by 10-inch. 800/854-4090; www.gfpiping.com.



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