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Tapping Into the Tech Tools App for Plumbing Pros

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Plumbing professionals are always on the move — traveling from jobsite to jobsite, meeting with clients, and finding solutions for everything from rough-ins and underground installations to complex behind-the-wall systems.

Charlotte Pipe’s on-the-go Tech Tools app is a mobile and web application designed to lend a helping hand to plumbing contractors, engineers, designers, and installers by providing enhanced jobsite efficiency and performance through automated resources.

What once required a technical call with a Charlotte Pipe technical representative can now often be solved by the Tech Tools app, which provides on-demand answers for plumbing pros with more than 18,000 downloads to date.

“Previously, a plumbing designer might have spent 20 minutes on the phone looking for formulas to compensate for expansion and contraction in a plastic piping system,” said Brian Helms, Charlotte Pipe training manager. “Now, thanks to the Tech Tools app, that information along with many of the concepts included in Charlotte Pipe’s technical guides is available instantly, saving designers time and making their jobs easier.”

“A plumber’s best friend — [the Tech Tools app] makes my job a lot easier by having all of the fitting measurements in the palm of my hand.”

The Tech Tools app offers several notable benefits for plumbing professionals, including:

  • Accessible resources

  • Automated processes

  • Consolidated information

One user of the app calls it “a plumber’s best friend — [the Tech Tools app] makes my job a lot easier [by] having all of the fitting measurements in the palm of my hand.”

Breaking Down the Features of the Tech Tools App

Charlotte Pipe’s Tech Tools app offers a wide range of useful guides, measurement tools, and calculators.

Calculators and measurement tools: The Tech Tools app offers a variety of useful calculators that are vital for the workings of cast iron, PVC, ABS, and CPVC plumbing applications.

  • Cast Iron DWV Minimum Slope Calculator

  • Cast Iron Soil Test Evaluation Calculator

  • Chemical Resistance Calculator

  • Expansion Calculator

  • Horizontal Support Spacing Calculator

  • Temperature De-Rating Calculator

  • Volume and Weight Calculator

Additional tests: Along with its calculation tools, the mobile app features extra testing resources for:

  • Cement and Primer

  • Friction Loss and Flow Velocity for Pressure Systems

  • Joint Curing

  • Thrust Forces

Dimensional catalogs: The app also includes digital copies of Charlotte Pipe’s dimensional catalogs.

Videos: With a library of clips highlighting everything from Charlotte Pipe’s history to value engineering, plumbers can easily get to know the company and find visuals to further support their work.

Technical support: Get in touch with Charlotte Pipe’s dedicated customer service representatives right from the app.

Detailed descriptions of the main selection of calculators Charlotte Pipe offers are available through the desktop app.

New Items in the Toolkit

Based on input from plumbing engineers, installers, and associates, Charlotte Pipe continues to add features and functionality to the Tech Tools app, all designed to provide a technical toolbox for those working in the field.

Most recently, Charlotte Pipe enhanced the tool’s expansion and temperature de-rating calculators to support the relaunch of Corzan® CPVC Schedule 80 pipe. Both of these calculators are critical to ensuring the correct installation and longevity of the system. 

Ready to get started? Explore the Tech Tools app on your desktop computer or download the mobile app via the Google Play store or the App Store.

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