How Companies Can Offer Low Prices on CPVC Pipes And Fittings

What factors go into determining the price of CPVC pipe? And what will increase the cost of CPVC pipe and pipe fittings?

The Chemical Formulation

CPVC pipe costs more than PVC pipe due to the chlorination of the PVC. It can cost anywhere from ten to thirty percent more than a comparable piece of PVC pipe. However, CPVC pipe can be made to meet additional performance specifications. For example, naturally beige unplasticized pipe might be dyed another color. Or you may ask for colorants to make cold water pipes blue instead of while. CPVC pipe is regularly used in hot water piping systems. Directional labels or other printed text on the pipe increases the production costs. Any chemical formulations to make the pipe able to withstand exposure to substances it otherwise couldn’t endure will dramatically increase the cost. Fortunately, PVC and CPVC pipe don’t release toxic chemicals on exposure to high temperatures, so you can often use it as is in sprinkler pipes.

The Amount of Material that Go Into It

Longer pieces of pipe and thicker walled pipe will cost more than shorter, thinner pipe simply because there is that much more plastic used to make it. A secondary effect of thick-walled pipe is that it takes different processes to make it. However, this trend only goes so far. Thin, flexible CPVC pipe that won’t break though it can lay flat and be driven over by a tractor isn’t going to cost a tenth of the price of rugged CPVC water pipes.

Supply and Demand

One factor that affects CPVC pipe price is supply and demand. Unusually narrow or wide pipes may cost much more than standard sizes because there is less demand for them. Manufacturers who literally make tons of the pipe will be able to offer cheaper PVC and CPVC pipe because it has a lower unit cost thanks to mass production. Slow moving pipe has the added cost of storage and inventory control. You can partially offset this by going to the few suppliers that make specific kinds of pipe like irrigation pipes or industrial piping.

You’ll see supply and demand have the greatest impact on the price of various CPVC pipe fittings. There is far more demand for 90 degree elbows than 45 and 30 degree elbows, so they’ll cost less than the versions that are rarely called for.

Administrative Overhead

Companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to engineer rugged and versatile products generally factor those engineering costs into their sale prices. The alternative is to charge you a premium for engineering and consulting prices on a per project basis. Note that it is normal to charge for installation of the pipe if the manufacturer will deliver and install it in addition to make it. After all, you would otherwise be paying someone to put the pipe in your new building’s walls. Tariffs and import fees increase the cost of imported pipes. This is why domestic suppliers are often cheaper than foreign competitors. The cost of third party certifications are generally low on a per-item cost, so don’t expect to pay twice as much for quality water pipes that meet ISO or NSF standards.

Measurements and Facts About PVC Pipes – Ajay Pipes

The best CPVC pipes are the ones with the right dimensions for the application. Yet there is quite a bit of confusion about PVC pipe measurements. This isn’t helped by the fact that CPVC pipe comes in nominal pipe sizes (NPS) and CTS (copper tube sizes) though it isn’t made of copper. Let’s look at some of the most common measurements of PVC pipes. We’ll also share a few facts about these sizes of PVC pipe you may not have known.

Schedule 40 Pipe

Schedule 40 pipe refers to a set of dimensions, not a single one. For example, Schedule 40 PVC pipe can have a nominal pipe size of 0.75 inches or 1.5 inches. A 0.75 inch nominal pipe size will have an outer diameter of 1.050 inches, inner diameter of 0.824 inches and weight per foot of 0.226. Its rigid pipe PSI rating is generally around 600. One inch diameter nominal pipe size will have an outer diameter of 1.315 inches, inner diameter of 1.049 inches and nominal weight per foot of 0.333. A 1.5 inch nominal pipe size will have an outer diameter of 1.90 inches, inside diameter of 1.610 inches and weight per foot of 0.537. Schedule 40 pipe is found in diameters as narrow as 0.125 inches and in increments of eighths of an inch until you hit half an inch. Then the pipe diameters increase in quarter inch increments. Once you hit 1.5 inches, the next sizes are 2.0 inches and 2.5 inches. The next pipe sizes are in one inch increments. You can find 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch Schedule 40 pipe. Depending on the manufacturer, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 24 Schedule 40 pipe can be found. Schedule 80 pipe is found for these same nominal pipe sizes, too, though the actual dimensions vary.

Schedule 80 Pipe

Schedule 80 pipe has on average a greater wall thickness, resulting in a higher rigid pipe PSI. For 0.75 inch nominal diameter Schedule 80 pipe, the inside diameter would be 0.546 inches with a wall thickness of

0.147 inches. That’s an ID nearly 0.10 inches narrower than Schedule 40 pipe. Yet its rigid pipe PSI rating is 850. In the case of a 1.5 inch nominal pipe size, the inner diameter is actually 1.5 inches while the wall thickness is 0.20 inches. The PSI rating for these pipes is a little under 500 PSI, while the Schedule 40 pipe is rated for just over 300 PSI. For 1 inch Schedule 80 pipe, the internal diameter is 0.957 inches while the pipe thickness is 0.179 inches. Note that these measurements are not absolute. The internal diameter and wall thickness can vary by a few tenths of a percent, though higher quality production lines keep this variation to a minimum. Outer diameter, though, tends to be more uniform.

Class 200 Pipe

Class 200 pipe is rarely required, but it exists because sometimes these are the best CPVC pipes for the job. You can’t find these pipes in nominal sizes below half an inch in diameter. The smallest inside diameter Class 200 pipes you can find are 0.716 inches, while the wall thickness is 0.062 inches. Their PSI rating is around 200 PSI. Class 200 pipe is rarely found wider than 4 inch nominal pipe sizes. Many people don’t even know this class or schedule of pipe even exists.

What to Look for in CPVC Pipe Fittings Suppliers in India

Indian manufacturing ranges from poor quality items to world class products. This is why you can often find products as good as the best imports domestically. However, it takes some work to find them. What should you look for when researching CPVC pipe fitting suppliers in India?

Third Party Certifications

You can outsource the determination of a product’s quality by using third party certifications. The hard part is determining which certifications are worth it. For example, quality awards from industry associations are meaningless if it is a group of friendly business owners joined together to market their products and give trophies to each other. Similarly, top seller awards don’t necessarily translate into good product quality.

They may be selling a lot of pipe that isn’t going to last more than a few years because it is cheap.

The solution for vetting CPVC pipes & fittings manufacturers in India is to verify that organizations have achieved independent, reputable third party certifications. A good starting point is the ISO quality standard. Note that their engineers having attended ISO training classes or being members of engineering societies isn’t good enough. The business itself has to be ISO certified. A better standard for potable water pipes is the one by NSF. NSF International is a world-renowned organization known for its stringent quality requirements for anything that touches food, beverages and drinking water. Only one manufacturer in India, Ajay Pipes, has met their high standards. This means you know their products are the safest ones available for water pipes.

Verify their certifications. Look at the paperwork. After all, anyone could stick an ISO graphic on their website. If they can’t produce this paperwork and explain their testing techniques, you can report the issue to the organization that either certified them or that they said issued that certification. Then you’ll know for certain if the pipe manufacturer is legitimately certified.

Warranties

Warranties are a proxy for the quality of the product. For example, manufacturers who know they make poor quality pipe won’t offer a good warranty. PVC and CPVC pipe can last forty years in the field assuming it is used in suitable applications. For example, it isn’t the manufacturer’s fault if PVC pipe fails because you connected it to the hot water heater.

A warranty that’s only good for a few years is a major red flag. A warranty that only covers installation defects is another warning sign. Be very careful of manufacturers that only offer a warranty if you use their installers or buy many other products from them. They may add so many terms and conditions that the warranty is almost unserviceable by design.

Value

Select pipe manufacturers who offer the best overall value in piping. This is not necessarily the cheapest product. After all, you don’t want to buy all new replacement pipe in five years after fixing the associated water damage. Pipe that has poor dimensional stability will often fail to fit into the fittings, causing you to have to discard it. That’s a waste of time and money. You can get a rough estimate for their overall quality in this case by assembling the pipes to fittings yourself. If a fair number don’t fit, you don’t want to buy the products.

Pipes that have been treated to handle lower or higher temperatures and higher pressures may be worth it if there is a chance they’ll otherwise fail.

Characteristics of the Top CPVC Pipe Manufacturers in India

How can you distinguish the top CPVC pipe manufacturers in India from the rest? How are they truly different?

Third Party Certifications

We’re not going to tell you to use industry association memberships as a measure of quality or service. After all, several companies can get together to market their product and give each other awards. The certifications that matter are those issued by neutral third party organizations. The ASME and ISO standards organizations are two such bodies. Anyone can say you’re meeting Six Sigma standards, but that can be fudged or be based on product specs that don’t matter to the end user. For example, if the pipes are almost always chemically perfect, you could say you have Six Sigma quality in your manufacturing operations. However, these same pipes may not always fit the fittings.

A better quality standard to use are the neutral, universal third party standards like meeting ISO 9001 quality standards or ISO 14000 environmental standards. The definition of “quality” is clear, consistent and universal. The ideal standards to meet are those that matter most to your end user. In the case of CPVC pipe, it would be the NSF certification. NSF certifications are specific to water quality in the case of plastic pipes. Forget having perfectly formed tubing and know that the pipes don’t leach chemicals into the water and protect that steady stream of drinking water from contamination. Ajay Pipes is the only plastic pipe manufacturer in India to have achieved NSF certification.

Overall Value

The best pipe isn’t going to be the cheapest. It will be the pipe with the greatest overall value for the money. After all, if the pipe is 10 percent cheaper than the competition but 10 to 20 percent of the pipes are defective, you’re paying more per good pipe than you would with another vendor. Another factor to consider is operating life. CPVC pipe can last for decades. Good CPVC pipe can last up to forty years, while Ajay Pipes are rated to last fifty years. For comparison, some of the worst CPVC pipes are reported to fail within five years though they weren’t exposed to incompatible chemicals. The best CPVC pipe manufacturers deliver a product that performs as required for far longer than the competition. You can gauge the expected operating life of the pipe based on their warranty. If they don’t have one, that’s a red flag. If it is unexpectedly short or so limited that it is useless, that’s another indication you shouldn’t do business with them.

Service

It almost isn’t worth it to place an order with a supplier who doesn’t support the customer. Your construction schedule depends on receiving the right amount of product as ordered on time. The worst companies take your money and run. Mid-level firms make pipe but don’t care if you receive it right as it is required by the project. The best companies ensure that you get the product on time or ahead of time, and they may even give you recommendations on skilled installers if your own team is short-handed. Conversely, no plumbing supply company should be ordering you to hire their installers to put in their pipe.

What to Look for in Plastic Pipe Fitting Manufacturer India

When you’re shopping for CPVC Pipes Fitting & manufacturers in India, the challenge is knowing which selection criteria to use. We’ll share several factors you shouldn’t use when researching plastic pipe fitting manufacturers and those you should.

Association Memberships

The number of associations and organizations they’re a member of shouldn’t have any bearing on your decision when selecting a CPVC pipe supplier. That looks like a resume or list of certifications, but it isn’t. It simply shows that they’ve paid the fees to belong to said organizations. Being a member of many industry associations has little bearing on their product quality or even customer service. Receiving awards from industry associations hardly matters, since the awards may be for the best quality product out of a mediocre lot or the largest sales volume in the area because they’re the cheapest product. In the latter case, product quality may actually be low, but that’s irrelevant to the people assigning awards.

Per Item Price

Per unit price is a factor, but it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. After all, the final price you pay also includes taxes and shipping costs. Instead, you should use the overall value proposition. After all, cheap CPVC pipe fittings that don’t fit the pipes half the time aren’t worth it. When the pipes are of such poor quality that they leak soon after installation or fall apart after just a few years of conventional use, the thrill of that low purchase price is offset by the future business you lose because people hear horror stories due to the damage your cheap pipe choices caused.

Third Party Certifications

Third party certifications are a mixed bag. You should give weight to neutral, third party certifications that are relevant to the product quality. This list includes but is not limited to ISO and NSF certifications. ISO standards like ISO 9001 indicate product quality. For example, a pipe fitting manufacturer actually meeting ISO quality standards will produce pipes that deliver pipes that almost always meet manufacturing tolerances. However, Six Sigma certifications are hardly relevant. You could have ten engineers and managers with Six Sigma certification, but it doesn’t mean the chemical formulation for the pipe will give it a forty year life span or that the pipe fittings will have Six Sigma quality in terms of their fit with the pipes and each other.

The NSF certification is rarer, and it is specific to food and drinking water safety. That makes it the ideal standard to use when searching for CPVC pipe fitting manufacturers. Ajay Pipes is the only CPVC pipe manufacturer in India who has achieved NSF certification.

Support

You don’t have to hire the CPVC pipe manufacturer’s preferred installers. Always give yourself the option to choose an installer you have vetted for quality. However, you want to select a CPVC pipe manufacturer that offers good customer service and especially a warranty. For example, if they won’t offer a warranty for the pipe fittings, the quality of the product is probably poor. If the warranty is so narrow that it is almost impossible to redeem, the quality of their product is suspect. If it is almost impossible to reach their service department whether the shipment is missing parts or the new hot water pipes are warping, you don’t want to work with them.

Understanding the Different Types of CPVC Pipe and Pipe Fittings

An Overview of CPVC Pipe

CPVC pipe is simply any pipe made from CPVC. Couplings look like sections of pipe, but they are actually CPVC pipe fittings. They’ll be slide over pipe that is broken or leaking before being glued into place, or it may be used to help join two pieces of pipe.

An Overview of CPVC Pipe Fittings

Depending on where you draw the dividing lines, there are as many as 14 different types of CPVC pipe fittings. We’ll focus on the largest categories of pipe fittings and explain how they are used.

Adapters

Adapters are used to connect different types of pipe. They may be used to connect CPVC pipe to metal or PVC pipe. And there are CPVC pipe adapters that turn female pipe into male pipe and vice versa. In other cases, the CPVC pipe fitting is glued onto an end of pipe to create a screw-on point for additional pipe fittings.

Reducers

A reducer is used to reduce the space through which the fluid is flowing. Concentric reducers connect pipes with the same axis or diameter. Eccentric reducers join pipes with different diameters. For example, connecting a six inch pipe to a four inch diameter pipe would involve an eccentric reducer.

Barbs

Barbs specifically exist to connect hoses to pipes. They’re often made from metal, but hot water barbs can be made from CPVC pipe. And when you’re dealing with CPVC pipe, that’s ideal.

Caps / Plugs

Both caps and plugs close up pipe openings, which is why we’re treating them as if they’re part of one category. What’s the difference? Plugs are defined as having male threads, while caps have female threads. They may be screwed into place, soldered, or glued.

Couplings / Unions

Couplings allow you to connect pipe that has the same diameter and have the same diameter. You’ll use couplings to connect the pipes together to create one, long continuous stretch of pipe. They are sometimes used to fix leaking or broken pipe.

Unions are similar to couplings. They’re used to connect pipe, too, but the difference is that they’re made so that you can easily remove one piece of pipe for maintenance. If you may need to remove the pipe to clear a blockage, you’ll use a union instead of a coupling at the joint.

Crosses / Tees

Crosses are four way connections. They may have three inlets and one outlet or vice versa. Because they are the connection point for four pipes, they’re typically under a lot of stress. The preferred choice is a Tee or “T”. These have three connections. The fittings could have the same dimensions for all three connections or have one or two of different sizes. Because they’re not subject to as much turbulence or stress, they’re more often found in water distribution networks, sending water to toilets and sinks, in place of crosses. Crosses are only commonly found in sprinkler systems.

Nipples

Nipples are used to connect two pipe fittings. If the nipple has continuous threading, it is called a closed nipple. Double tapped bushings are a type of nipple, but they have threading on both their interior and exterior. This is why it is called double-tapped.

Which is the best manufacturer CPVC Pipes in India?

What are the characteristics of the best CPVC pipe manufacturers in India? We’ll share the characteristics of the best CPVC pipe manufacturers before telling you which company we consider to be the best CPVC pipe manufacturer in the country.

They provide value to their customers. They offer high quality CPVC pipes at a reasonable price. They don’t give you the lowest price and then tack on stiff delivery fees, stuff the invoice with other fees, or make you wait weeks for the pipes. The ideal CPVC pipe supplier will make the products in India. Then you don’t have to worry about your cheap pipes being stuck in customs during a tariff dispute or being hit with a new bill because of fluctuations in the currency valuation.

The CPVC pipe manufacturers in India deliver the high quality CPVC pipes you expect and meet the industry standards your customers require. Their pipes meet NSF standards for safe drinking water, even if the pipes are going to be used in wastewater systems. There are no fillers or unwanted additives to bring down the cost. You know the functional specifications of the pipe such as its thermal profile and strength before you install it, and you know it will work as designed.

Their products are as good as they promised they would be. For example, the pipe dimensions are certain and stable. You know that the screws and internal diameters are as designed every time. Your installers will not have to apply layers of solvent cement to prevent pipe leaks because of gaps in the fittings. You do not have to throw out their CPVC pipe fittings because some of the pipes go too far in. You will not find pipes with wavy or uneven interiors that interfere in the smooth water flow that was the reason your architect called for CPVC pipe in the first place. Their CPVC pipes and CPVC pipe fittings fit each other and those by any other manufacturer. You know that the pipes are always within acceptable dimensional tolerances. They don’t promise one price and charge you another. They’re consistent and reliable. If changes in material costs will result in higher prices in a few months, they’ll tell you instead of surprising you with a much higher bill on your next delivery. They deliver the pipes when they promise instead of taking your money and sending you the product on their schedule.

Which is the best manufacturer CPVC Pipes in India? Ajay Pipes.

Ajay Pipes has a broad product selection. All of their CPVC pipes meet and exceed industry standards for safety and quality. They are NSF certified. Their products actually meet a number of international standards. For example, Ajay Pipes is a member of the European Electrical Products Certification Association and Engineering Export Promotion Council.

They have a reputation for quality and reliability. The company meets ISO 9001 quality standards. Their CPVC pipes are expected to last fifty years. This and their eco-friendly manufacturing methods are why they are a member of the Indian Green Building Council. They have outstanding customer service, as well.

What is the best quality of Ajay CPVC pipes?

When you are shopping for the best CPVC pipes, it is easy to find yourself unable to decide. What should you use as determining factors when picking between CPVC pipe suppliers?

Common Ways People Try to Gauge the Quality of CPVC Pipes

Price is an easy determining factor, but you do not want to make the mistake of buying cheap product that is not up to the job. Some CPVC pipe manufacturers have a long list of certifications on every product certification, though nearly every CPVC pipe manufacturer meets NSF safe water standards by virtue of making CPVC pipe. ISO, ANSI and ASME standards are not hard to meet once you have created a good pipe suitable for commercial applications. How then do you know you have found the Best Quality CPVC pipes in India ? We would say that it is based on the best overall value.

What Really Determines the Value of CPVC Pipes?

The best CPVC pipes are not necessarily the cheapest. Instead, they combine relatively low cost with high quality. For example, they meet tight dimensional tolerances no matter which size of pipe you buy or how many you purchase. You do not have to worry about the pipe fittings not fitting the pipe or having imperfections that cause cavitation or give minerals in the water a place to build up. The best pipe manufacturers deliver high quality product consistently. The threads in the pipe are always just the right size. The pipe fittings are interchangeable and always fit the CPVC pipe perfectly. You do not have to throw out fittings because they let the pipe slide all the way in.

There is a saying that the sweet bargain of a low price is long forgotten when you are disappointed at the poor quality. Pipes that crack when dropped or leak almost as soon as you install them are of poor quality. If the pipes deteriorate within just a few years of installation, cracking, chipping or otherwise degrading on exposure to sunlight and the elements, the low purchase price is no longer a bargain because you have to replace everything.

Value does not equal expensive. For example, you do not have to buy the most expensive CPVC pipe that is designed to remain intact if there is a raging industrial fire. The inexpensive CPVC pipe that is designed for residential applications is almost always the right choice, as long as it is the right size for the volume of material it is made to carry. The only exceptions are when you need are dealing with high-pressure applications, dealing with unusually corrosive materials, or need to operate in challenging conditions.

If ethics are a deciding factor when you are shopping for CPVC pipe, buying from Indian suppliers is better than buying from Chinese ones. If you are in India, buying from an Indian CPVC pipe manufacturer helps you to support the Indian economy and provide jobs for your neighbors. Indian VAT taxes are typically lower than the import duties you would pay for foreign products, and that pays for the services your community uses. Furthermore, you are not increasing the environmental footprint of your project by importing CPVC pipes from overseas.

For these reasons, buying Ajay CPVC pipes reflects your values while providing a good overall value, as well.

What is CPVC Pipes and Fittings?

What Are CPVC Pipes?

CPVC pipes are simply pipes made from CPVC, chlorinated PVC. This is an improved version of the PVC plastic used in pipes for decades. CPVC pipe is about as cheap as PVC pipe. It shares a number of advantages with PVC pipe. It is lightweight. It is durable. It will not break when dropped or hit. It is thermally stable; it does not expand or contract with temperature changes. The only exception is incredibly high temperatures like the water coming straight out of a hot water heater or an industrial process.

It insulates the water inside rather well, so you do not need as much insulation around the pipes to keep your hot water hot or cold water cold. CPVC pipes are less prone to “sweating”, the condensation that forms on metal pipes on contact with the cooler metal. This can foster mold growth in your walls or even lead to water damage if the water pools in particular places.

They do not rust or oxidize like iron or copper pipes. They are less likely to crack or break if the foundation shifts; that is a common problem in large concrete pipes. They resist chemicals and corrosion. The chemicals you use to treat water or the toxic substances in wastewater won’t eat through CPVC pipe or pipe fittings.

A side benefit What are CPVC pipes and fittings? The short answer is that they are pipes and fittings made from CPVC, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride plastic. Let’s learn more about CPVC pipes and pipe fittings.

of CPVC pipes is their relative silence. If something strikes them, there won’t be a loud ringing noise. If water flows through them, the plastic insulates much of the sound. The fact that CPVC pipes are much smoother on the inside and less likely to develop internal cavitation prevents the pulsation and gurgling noises that older metal pipes will develop. The material also prevents water hammers.

What Are CPVC Pipe Fittings?

CPVC pipe fittings are simply pipe fittings made from CPVC plastic. There are a number of advantages of using CPVC pipe no matter what type of pipe you are using. For example, CPVC pipes are thermally and chemically neutral. You can use them to connect different types of metal pipe to each other or metal pipe to CPVC pipe. CPVC pipe fittings are available off the shelf in a wide range of sizes, though you’re not going to find them for meter wide pipes. They do not have to be welded into place. They can be cemented together if you are not comfortable screwing them together. The CPVC pipe joints resist erosion better than a comparable metal joint.

CPVC fittings share the same benefits as CPVC pipes. They are thermally stable. They are lightweight but strong. They do not corrode like metal plumbing, and this is critical when the pipes are subject to vibrations or cavitation. Like CPVC pipes, no one wants to steal CPVC fittings to sell as scrap metal, This means your plumbing supplies are less likely to be stolen when left at the construction site or in a finished building.

5 Reasons Why CPVC Piping Is the Smart Choice

If you’re in the market for plumbing pipe, there are a variety of options available. Copper metal pipes, galvanized steel pipes, PVC plastic pipes, CPVC pipes and PEX plastic pipes are readily available. Here are 5 reasons why CPVC piping is the smart choice.

Faster, Easier Installation

One of the biggest benefits of using CPVC pipe is that it is easier to install across the board. They take, on average, 25 percent less time to install. In comparison, PEX pipe is easy to install until the pipes have a diameter over an inch. This saves money on labor costs. Furthermore, the faster installation process moves your project along faster.

The Reduced Material Costs

Most CPVC pipe fittings consist of a tee and branch design. This is far better than the looped and network design required for PEX pipes. Therefore, the average CPVC piping system will need fewer pieces of pipe. You’re also less likely to find yourself short of needed material when handling junction points. You won’t have to fight to get all of the necessary plumbing fixtures to fit in a given area.

Increased Reliability

CPVC piping systems often have solvent cemented joints. This is far stronger than pipes or fittings alone. This protects CPVC pipes from the leaks that are a common occurrence in other types of pipe, especially as they age. CPVC won’t experience accelerated corrosion when the water becomes acidic, something that can cause major pipe failures due to corrosion. A side benefit of CPVC pipes is that you don’t have to bring in a skilled plumber to solder the pipes together the way copper pipes need to be. You don’t have to worry about variation in the quality of the joints because the welder got tired. If a single joint needs to be replaced, it can be removed and replaced without having to solder and unsolder the joint.

Increased Life Expectancy

CPVC pipes have been used in high pressure applications for three decades. They’ve worked flawlessly in sprinkler systems and conventional plumbing systems. Their track record shows they can be left in your walls for years without any problems, as long as they were properly installed. CPVC pipe is an excellent choice for those who need to replace cast iron pipes that have rusted out.

The only exception to this is the high thermal coefficient of CPVC pipes. It will expand and contract far more than other pipes on exposure to temperature swings. CPVC pipes are safe for use inside of temperature controlled homes, but beware of its use in uninsulated areas. CPVC pipe fittings shouldn’t be used on outdoor faucets, either.

Greater Safety

CPVC pipes are better than other plastic pipes when they are exposed to flames or smoke. They won’t catch fire or melt because of their limiting oxygen index. If you install CPVC pipe, you won’t be subject to the horror stories of the sprinkler system water pipes melting before they could deliver water to the fire. On the other hand, PEX pipes can catch fire, and they’ll burn long after the rest of the fire is put out. This adds to the danger to building occupants when the building is on fire. When CPVC pipe does burn, the smoke is no more toxic than the rest of the fumes. A side benefit of CPVC pipes is that it won’t leave your drinking

water with a metallic taste like copper or iron pipes.