Pipe Support FAQs

Pipe Prop has compiled a list of some of our customer’s most frequently asked questions regarding pipe support systems. Learn more about our product and its uses by looking at the most popular questions and categories below. Don’t see your question listed?

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What types of testing standards has been applied to Pipe Prop products?

Pipe Prop has been tested to the following standards:

  • TAS 114-95 Appendix D and Uplift and Lateral Test
  • TAS 107-95 Wind Resistance Test
  • ASTM G-154 UV Exposure 2000h
  • ASTM D638-03 Tensil Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM G 26-96 Xenon Arc Type 5x Magnification
  • ASTM G 155-00A 4500L Accelerated Weathering
  • ASTM G 155-04A
  • ASTM G 155-05
  • ASTM D 635-03 Standard Test Method Rate of Burning
  • ASTM D 635-06 Extent and Time of Burning
  • ASTM D 1929-96 2000 Standard Test Method of Determining Ignition
  • ASTM D 1929-96 2001
  • ASTM D 2843-99-2004 Standard Test Method for Density of Smoking
  • ASTM D 2843-99 2004 E1

Can I Flexibly Apply Adjustable Pipe Supports for My Home Use?

Can I Flexibly Apply Adjustable Pipe Supports for My Home Use?

Yes, you can! Although Pipe Props are extremely popular with our commercial customers, there are also a number of residential uses that they can be applied to. For example, Pipe Props might be used to support electrical conduits, which reduces the risk of outages. They can be used for heating, ventilation, or air conditioning to help with adjustable gravity flow drainage. Plumbers will also often use Pipe Props to support gas supply lines. Pipe Props are useful up in residential attics, within some homes’ walls, and down in house basements. These supports are versatile enough for almost any application, whether it’s listed here or something you came up within your own. Residential and commercial projects of all sizes have the potential for using pipe supports.

Which Pieces of Equipment Do I Need to Utilize Adjustable Pipe Supports?

Which Pieces of Equipment Do I Need to Utilize Adjustable Pipe Supports?

You only need four other pieces of equipment to use these pipe supports. One of them is roof adhesive, so that you can attach the base of the support to the roof. You’ll also need ¾ inch PVC pipe, which will form the upright portion of the pipe support, as well as a PVC cutter to adjust its length and PVC glue to attach it to the saddle and base. Then all you have to do is lay the pipe into the saddle, and you’re done! The kit even comes with a handy nylon cable tie to make doubly sure that the pipe is secure in the saddle. Other than the PVC, the cutter, and two kinds of adhesive, the kit comes with everything else that you need.

Can I Use a Single Pipe Support Tool for Multiple Applications?

Can I Use a Single Pipe Support Tool for Multiple Applications?

These pipe supports are extremely durable and long-lasting, so that you can set them up and forget about them—or, if necessary, reuse them. If you use the holes in the base to screw in the Pipe Prop, then all you have to do is unscrew the prop to make adjustments or move it around. If you find that you have to adjust your pipe system after a few months, because a mistake was made or the plans were suddenly altered, then Pipe Props can be easily moved around to accommodate your adjustments. These supports will stay where you put them without becoming inflexible or immovable, and their extreme strength and durability mean that you can use and reuse them without having to worry about loss of integrity

How Much Load Can an Adjustable Pipe Support Tool Hold?

How Much Load Can an Adjustable Pipe Support Tool Hold?

It depends on the conditions that the support is placed in, such as whether or not glue was used during assembly and how high the support is adjusted to. Higher supports tend to be slightly less strong, and supports that have not been glued are also not reaching their full potential. The ambient temperature can also affect the strength of the support, since higher temperatures tend to soften even the toughest plastic a little bit. In our tests, supports that were 15 ½ inches tall and subjected to temperatures of 105 degrees Fahrenheit managed to hold over a ton—2175 pounds. In optimal conditions, however, supports that were 3 ½ inches tall, well-glued, and subjected to temperatures of 73 degrees were able to hold 3388 pounds, and some supports outside of our study have been shown to support almost 8,000 pounds!