Pipe Joining for Plumbing and Heating Systems

There are hundreds of types of pipe, fittings and joining methods now available which are suitable for plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling systems. They range from traditional materials and methods, such as solder copper tubing, to modern materials and methods such as socket fusion of polyethylene pipe. A favorite to the webinar series, John Siegenthaler, P.E., will summarize where several types of materials and joining systems are best applied in plumbing and hydronic systems. He will also discuss basic pipe and fitting standards and nomenclature.

You’ll learn:
→ What’s the difference between the copper tubing used in hydronic systems versus that used in refrigeration applications?
→ What do the terms SD9, SCHD40, 150# and FTG refer to in regards to piping and fittings?
→ What is the correct way to specify pipe sizes on a reducing tee?
→ What’s the difference between a standard and inverted flare joint?
→ Can a shape memory PEX compression fitting be used with PE-RT tubing?
→ Is it possible to join PEX tubing using socket fusion?

A seasoned industry leader and passionate teacher, John shares his over 35 years’ experience in the understanding and proper application of water-based engineering principles with our audience. He is the principal of Appropriate Designs and a regular contributor to industry publications.