In order to wash your hands after applying our IPS Plus sealer, we recommend using a turpentine-soaked cloth.
Verify that the threading tool die is clean. You can add a drop of vaseline oil to facilitate threading.
The right length of the thread must coincide with the maximum allowed by the metal die. An excessively long thread may result in water leaks.
Do not use power tongs to tighten the 1/2" to 1" threads. Remember that a thread subjected to constant stresses may result in water-tightness problems with the passing of time.
If you detect water leaks, solve the problem by making a better use of the recommended tools, not by overtightening the pipes.
We recommend waiting for 2 hours at 20°C before pressurizing a system installed with IPS Threaded System products. In this manner, the sealer will dry off properly.
Do not use Teflon® with a sealer.
For outdoor systems, use our 4x4 Plus tube or IPSoband and IPSolar tape to protect the system from extreme cold weather conditions or to prevent condensation and shield the system from UV radiation.
For outdoor suspended systems, we recommend securing the pipes with IPS clamps.