Dos & Don'ts

DOS
• Use Pipes and Fittings from same manufacturer.
• Install according to the Installation instructions and follow recommended safe work practices.
• Keep Pipe and Fittings in original packaging until needed and store pipes in covered areas.
• Use tools designed for use with plastic pipe and fittings.
• Take correct precautions while installing pipes and fittings above 2" in accordance with Industry recommendations.
• Remove dirt from pipe & fittings. Clean pipe & fittings with clean cloth.
• Cut off min. 25 mm beyond the edge of the crack in case any crack is discovered on the pipe.
• Cut the pipe as square (perpendicular) as possible before making a joint.
• De-burr & Bevel: Ensure no sharp edges in contact with the fittings surface while inserting the pipe.
• Ensure proper alignment of pipe & fitting to avoid stress on the joints.
• Ensure installation is done in such a way that there are no chances of air entrapment.
• Provide vertical & horizontal supports as recommended.
• Use solvent cement only as thread sealant.
• Insulate hot water pipes exposed to the atmosphere.
• Always conduct hydraulic pressure testing after installation to detect any leaks and faults.
• Wait for appropriate cure time before pressure testing. Fill lines slowly and bleed air from the system prior to pressure testing.
• Provide expansion loops on hot water lines.
• Paint pipe (water based paint) exposed to sunlight.

DON'TS
• Do not Use Metal Hooks or Nails to support/hold or put pressure on the pipes. Do not use straps & hangers with rough or sharp edges. Do not tighten the straps over the pipes.
• Never expose the pipe to Open Flame while trying to bend it.
• Do not drop pipes on edges from heights. Do not drop heavy objects on pipes or walk on pipes.
• Do not use Fusion Compound for PVC or any other plastics for joining CPVC pipes & Fittings.
• Do not dilute the Fusion Compound with Thinners/ MTO or any other liquid etc.
• Do not use air or gases for pressure testing.
• Do not use any other petroleum or solvent-based sealant, adhesive, lubricant or fire stop material on CPVC/PVC pipes and fittings.
• Do not use CPVC/PVC Pipes & Fittings for pneumatic applications.
• Do not use plastic threaded fittings for hot water above 60°C.
• Do not thread CPVC pipes.