Charlotte’s Quiet House uses cast iron and PVC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Pipe’s Quiet House is a plumbing system created of cast iron wastewater piping and PVC vents, which eliminates the sound of water in fixtures under floors and behind walls.

Typically the noise in plumbing systems results from a combination of the vibration of the system and of airborne noise passing through the pipe wall. A study by MJM Acoustical Consultants Inc. of Canada has shown that, because of the dense molecular structure and rubber gasket joints, cast iron soil pipe and fittings are more effective in reducing plumbing noise over other plumbing materials.

This acoustic feature of Quiet House addresses USGBC’s LEED-H rating system, which focuses on the subtle issues that influence how occupants feel in a space. Plus, indoor environmental quality also addresses the Environments for Living Certified Green program optional acoustical package.

The product is made from 100% recycled content, and no cleaning fluids or solvent cements are needed for installation. The product can be recycled at the end of its service life.