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Jul
Waking the Dead: How to S...
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This is part 1 of 2. There’s a new edge in risk management concerns for the building industry, says Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world’s largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems. Buildings with hidden flaws are experiencing acute massive failure

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Dec
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the last of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Recommendations The next time CPVC piping is considered for installation or replacement, building owners, designers, and installers should be aware of the need for CPVC to be compatible with other products and materials in order to minimize risk

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Nov
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the third of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Potential Contaminants on the Inside of the Pipe The use of metal piping in domestic water, condensate drain piping, and fire sprinkler applications has given way to plastic composition piping for the previously mentioned advantages. Applications may be

12
Nov
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the second of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. Causes of CPVC Failures When CPVC failures do occur, most frequently they are due to contamination issues and minor stresses imparted on the pipe. (See article by Duanne Priddy on Why Do PVC & CPVC Pipes Occasionally Fail?.) Contamination issues

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Oct
OWNER Caution! – Why Ar...
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This is the first of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE. CPVC Advantages There are many advantages of using Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) piping (such as domestic water, condensate drain piping, and fire sprinkler piping) in building systems. These advantages include: Lower cost Ease of installation Physical