Manufacturer and Supplier Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
P.O. Box 35430
Charlotte, NC 28235

Phone: (704) 348-6450
Fax: (704) 348-9806

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company has been a part of the plumbing industry for over 100 years. We are the nation's leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings proudly made in the USA. We offer the industry's broadest product offering of standard and specialty DWV products and are the only manufacturer that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, ChemDrain® ReUze® and RePVC® pipe and fittings for residential and commercial plumbing systems.

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Green Construction

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company provides products that both serve the green industries and are green-manufactured with recycled content.

Serving the green industry, ReUzeTM is the answer to engineers and contractors looking for a well-marked, efficient way to distribute non-potable water inside of a building or home.  The first purple CPVC pipe, it is clearly marked as “WARNING: NON-POTABLE WATER DO NOT DRINK”.  The markings are located 180 degrees apart on the pipe, so it is visible no matter how the pipe is installed.  The color and markings ensure that water lines fit for human consumption are not crossed with non-potable water lines.  It is ideal for indoor applications that can use reclaimed, grey and rain water, such as laundry, toilet and urinal flushing, and cooling tower make up water.

ReUze is available from Charlotte Pipe in CTS sizes ½”, ¾”, 1”, 1½” and 2” sizes in 20 foot lengths.  It is installed using currently available low VOC FlowGuard Gold® single step solvent cements and existing CTS fittings including transition fittings featuring integral brass threads.  It carries the same 400 psi @ 73°F pressure rating as CPVC CTS domestic water piping systems.

RePVC™ is a product that is green manufactured as a coextruded, solid-wall pipe made from a minimum of 30 percent recycled content.  The center layer is made from 100 percent post-industrial recycled content, which makes up at least 30 percent of the pipe’s overall wall thickness.  The inner and outer skins of the pipe are made from virgin material. RePVC is manufactured to ASTM F 1760 and is for use in non-pressure applications only.

Specifying and using recycled PVC expands the market for recycled materials, slows the consumption of raw materials and reduces the amount of waste entering landfills.  Also, as a thermoplastic, RePVC is a recyclable material.

RePVC is the perfect choice for all non-pressure DWV applications in green construction projects.  Currently, it is in particular demand for public sector commercial projects, such as military construction.  RePVC is one of the construction materials covered by the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that requires federal agencies to emphasize the purchase and use of products with recycled content.

While RePVC features a green print line to highlight its environmentally friendly nature, it provides all the same benefits as virgin PVC DWV piping systems.  As a result, it can be used in the same applications with the same great results that you have come to expect of PVC.  It is a durable, cost-effective piping system that is installed with solvent cement and PVC Schedule 40 DWV fittings.  Charlotte Pipe offers RePVC pipe in 20' lengths in 1½

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