Use Caution With Soldering
- Other trades must be informed of the damage that can occur to CPVC piping exposed to the effects of soldering, brazing and other heat generating sources.
- CPVC must not be exposed to open flame. Exposure to excessive heat will cause deformation and failure of the CPVC piping. The CPVC Piping should not be exposed to temperatures greater than 200°F.
- The use of a suitable heat shield is recommended to prevent exposure of the CPVC to excessive heat generated during the soldering process. A compatible fibrous heat shield blanket such as that manufactured by Clean Fit products or equivalent is recommended.
- Soldering Flux will cause stress cracking of CPVC. Caution must be used to ensure flux is isolated from contact with CPVC piping components.