About This Video Library

PPI has developed this video channel as a service to the industry. The information presented here is offered in good faith and believed to be accurate, but is offered without any warranty, expressed or implied including WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Any reference to particular proprietary product should not be construed as an endorsement by PPI, which does not endorse the proprietary products or processes of any manufacturer. PPI assumes no responsibility for viewer's compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

PPI's BCD Division

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A brief overview and introduction to the Building and Construction Division (BCD), one of the Divisions of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI).

BCD Field Reports

The following videos illustrate projects which have been awarded the prestigious BCD Project of the Year Award.

Society Orlando High-rise Complex Finds Keys to HVAC and Plumbing Success

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The Society Orlando is a two-tower, 1.5-million-square-foot, high-rise project in downtown Orlando, Florida that uses PP-RCT and PEX pipes from Uponor to supply hot- and cold-water plumbing distribution and a hybrid air-and-water system involving condenser-chilled water from a rooftop cooling tower. These piping materials cut installation costs by 70 percent.

Alaskan Police Station Locks Up Heating Efficiency and Safety with PEX Hydronic Systems

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New police headquarters in Wasilla, AK has the latest technology to supply heat and keep walkways free of snow & ice, critical components where sub-zero temperatures and five feet of snow are common in the winter. The hydronic radiant floor heating and snow and ice melting systems utilize cross linked polyethylene tubing from MrPEX Systems.

Water Supply Piping System Challenge Met at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

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PP-RCT piping in nominal diameters 4 to 18 inches from Asahi/America was selected for chilled and heating water, condenser water, plus domestic hot water piping in new dormitories, classrooms, dining facilities and a chapel at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Keeping Utah's Longest Pedestrian Bridge Clear of Snow and Ice

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The 970-foot-long pedestrian bridge at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, UT utilizes a hydronic snow and ice melting system combining PEX tubing from REHAU with PP-RCT piping from Uponor.

Hydronic Snow & Ice Melting System Clears Path Where Pioneers Once Walked

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The modern solution for defeating ice and snow to make areas safe for visitors at This is the Place Heritage Park in Utah required more than 40,000 feet of PEX tubing from Rehau.  The system also protects 30,000 sq ft of new concrete from salt damage.

BCD Fitting & Joining Videos

ASTM F3347 & ASTM F3348 Press Fittings for use with PEX and PE-RT Tubing

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ASTM F1807 Crimp Ring Fittings with brass bodies and ASTM F2159 fittings with polymer bodies are for use with PEX and PE-RT Tubing

CPVC Tubing – Cutting and Joining Using Solvent Cement Fittings

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Proper techniques for cutting and joining CPVC tubing using solvent cement fittings produced according to ASTM D2846 and CSA B137.6

ASTM F1807 & ASTM F2159 Crimp Ring Fittings for use with PEX and PE-RT Tubing

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ASTM F3347 Press fittings with bronze bodies and ASTM F3348 Press fittings with polymer bodies are for use with PEX and PE-RT Tubing

Videos on PEX Installation

The following videos about the use of PEX tubing for plumbing applications were filmed by NAHB-Research Center in 2006. These videos do not include the full variety of PEX tubing products and fitting systems which are available today.

PEX Plumbing - Introduction

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Introduction to PEX Plumbing systems. Since this video was filmed in 2005, the PEX plumbing industry has grown tremendously.

PEX Tubing Using Crimp Ring Fittings

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A popular joining technique. Crimp ring fittings are available in brass, copper or polymer, while the rings are copper.

PEX Tubing - Sizes and Colors

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Description of the wide range of sizes and colors in which PEX is available. Today, PEX tubing ranges from ¼" to 4" nominal.

PEX Systems Using Manifold

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Both time and materials may be saved when plumbing with the use of manifolds, now available in copper or plastic.

PEX Support Bends

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A fast technique for making sweeps without using fittings. These are available in steel or plastic.

PEX Using Compression-Sleeve Fittings

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This video describes the ASTM F2080 fitting system which uses brass fittings with metal compression-sleeves around the tubing.