Pipe Down

Today, the folks from KLM Plumbing in Orlando installed the underground & rough-in plumbing for the Build the USA home. Since the home is two floors, the ground floor work was relatively quick, taking just a little more than half a day. All products used during this phase of construction were made in the USA.

The pipe and fittings are manufactured by Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. Charlotte operates more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Utah, and Alabama.

The pipe insulation in provided by Nomaco. NOMALOCK® is used to retard heat gain and prevent condensation or frost formation on cold water plumbing, chilled water and air conditioning lines. NOMALOCK® also retards heat loss on hot water plumbing. NOMALOCK® is made in North Carolina.

The pipe test caps (Techno_Caps) are manufactured by IPS. Headquartered in California, IPS Corp. manufactures a variety of plumbing and construction products and has operations throughout the United States. I contacted Pam in Sales and Marketing at IPS. She responded promptly and informed me that the product is made “right here in Collierville, Tennessee”. Thanks, Pam.

We’ll be writing more about KLM Plumbing and American made plumbing products during the second rough-in and the final plumbing trim


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