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Products coming in contact with CPVC systems must be chemically compatible. Products commonly used in construction, including materials ancillary to the assembly of fire sprinkler systems, may contain chemicals that are incompatible with CPVC, including but not limited to: hydrocarbons (for example, non-CPVC compatible cutting oils), termiticides and insecticides, surfactants, cooking oils, plasticizers (for example, flexible wire or hose), building caulks, and certain paints. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Contact between CPVC and incompatible chemicals should be avoided; failure to avoid contact with incompatible chemicals may cause damage to/failure of the system. Consult The Lubrizol Corporation’s FBC SYSTEM COMPATIBLE PROGRAM at If the product
in question is not identified in the FBC SYSTEM COMPATIBLE PROGRAM, Lubrizol recommends, as does TYCO, that the chemical compatibility be confirmed with the manufacturer of the product in question. As set forth in 3 TYCO’s Limited Warranty, TYCO does not provide a warranty for products or components which have been subject to deterioration from exposure to incompatible chemicals/materials.
The Listings and Approvals do not cover any (to be installed or existing) painted CPVC fire sprinkler products.
Water-based acrylic latex paint is the preferred and recommended paint to be used on TYCO CPVC Pipe and Fittings. OIL OR SOLVENT-BASED PAINTS MAY BE CHEMICALLY INCOMPATIBLE WITH TYCO CPVC.
The installation contractor must take responsibility for obtaining approval from the authority having jurisdiction to cover the markings on the product (for example, product identification, listing marks) and to change color of the pipe and fittings from its identifiable orange. Application of oil or solvent- based paints must be individually reviewed, as there are certain types of paints and stains that contain drying oils and should not be used at all on CPVC. Contact the manufacturer of the paint for verification of compatibility of paints other than water-based acrylic latex.

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